Mouth to Mouth, Swans 30th Anniversary Festival  - Koko, 4th Apr 2013

Michael Gira curated an astonishing bill for Swans 3oth Anniversary celebrations at London’s Koko, including Mercury Rev performing their Cinematic Silent Sound Tettix Wave Ensemble feat Nick Franglen & Martin Smith, Ben Frost, Xiu Xui and Grouper.

Says Gira on announcing the event said, “This is the first installment in what we hope to be a yearly festival, focused on disparate music and genres. Artists are chosen based on their ability to resuscitate, set fire to the air, or to mesmerize. All of the performers chosen for this year’s festival I find personally to be compelling in this regard. The goal: joy!”

The show at Koko was part of a bigger tour including

01-Apr Birmingham *HMV Institute
02-Apr Brighton *Concorde 2
04-Apr London KOKO
Mouth to Mouth Curator Event
XiuXiu, Ben Frost, Mercury Rev’s Cinematic
Silent Sound Tettix Wave Experiment and Swans
05-Apr Leeds *Stylus
06-Apr Bristol *Arnolfini
* Swans and XiuXiu only