Sex Swing Offer A Taste Of Their Grade A Peanut Sauce

The British bruisers unveil a swaggering number from their upcoming live album.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Darkly aggressive London rockers Sex Swing jam some Grade A Peanut Sauce down your throat with a skronking, stomping live recording of their standout track The Passover.

Due out on June 23, Grade A Peanut Sauce is a live album recorded in May 2022 at Sonic Whip Festival in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where Sex Swing played a storming set on a bill that included Motorpsycho, Earthless and 1000Mods, among others. The six-song set is dominated by tracks from their most recent album, 2020’s Type II, which I reviewed HERE.

Sex Swing are a British experimental rock band formed in London in 2015. The group features six members, including Dan Chandler on vocals, Jodie Cox on guitar, Oli Knowles on keyboards, Colin Webster on saxophone, Stuart Bell on drums, and Jason Stoll on bass guitar. The band members had played together in various other groups before forming Sex Swing, and their experience and expertise in different genres, including noise-rock, jazz, and experimental music, have helped them to create a unique sound that defies easy categorization.

Sex Swing’s music is characterized by heavy, distorted guitar riffs, propulsive drumming, and dissonant saxophone lines, all anchored by Stoll’s driving bass. Chandler’s vocals range from deep dark whispers to screams, adding to the band’s intense and sometimes unsettling atmosphere. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2016, received critical acclaim for its raw and uncompromising sound. Four years later, Type II saw the band refining their sound and incorporating more electronic elements.

In addition to their studio work, Sex Swing are known for their explosive live performances, which often involve improvised sections and extended jams. They have toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe, sharing the stage with artists such as Swans, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Liars and Lightning Bolt. With their uncompromising approach to music and their willingness to experiment with different genres and sounds, Sex Swing have established themselves as one of the most exciting and boundary-pushing bands in the U.K.’s experimental music scene.

The album was recorded at their first European show since Covid. Unfortunately, Webster could not make the trip so the band ask long-term friend and Nijmegen resident Otto Kokke from Dead Neanderthals to play. “I picked up my sax, walked around the corner and got on stage, plugged in and played a festival,” Kokke says. “How often does that happen?”

Grade A Peanut Sauce Tracklist:

1 | The Passover 6:02
2 | Nighttime Workers 7:44
3 | Valentines Day At The Gym 7:10
4 | Skimmington Ride 7:19
5 | Betting Shop 6:32
6 | Garden Of Eden 9:39