No Wave pioneers and visceral purveyors of ear-destroying noise, Swans return to Manchester for the first time since November 2012. That night they proved they have lost none of their edge – and those who missed out on seeing Michael Gira et al assault the accepted sound barriers are getting another chance to see the group. In 2010 returned from a 13-year hiatus with double album The Seer, which was critically acclaimed and smashed any sense that this reformation was in any way a cynical cash in, with shows being largely populated by this new adventurous material. A stunning live act, doing it for the love of music, get your Swans tickets now before it’s too late.

Thu 22 May, Academy 2, Oxford Road, M13 9PR, 7.30pm, £18.50,

Thu 22 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sun 18 May 2014