Wild Swans (SFPS006)

wild swans peel sessions

Label: Strange Fruit ‎SFPS006
Series: The Peel Sessions
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM,
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop, Post Punk
Style: Indie Rock
Transmission Date: 13 May 1982

℗ 1986 BBC Enterprises Ltd.
© 1986 Strange Fruit Records
Distributed by Pinnacle Records

Track Listing
A1No Bleeding4:25



  • Vocals – Paul Simpson
  • Guitar – Jeremy Kelly
  • Keyboards – Gerard Quinn
  • Drums – Alan Willis

Written By – Sudden Sway

Design: Wyke Studios

Producer – Dale Griffin

Band Biography

The Wild Swans are a post-punk band from Liverpool, England, which originally formed in 1980 shortly after Paul Simpson (ex-keyboards) left The Teardrop Explodes. The band’s personnel has been subject to regular turnover, with vocalist Simpson being the only constant member.

The original incarnation of The Wild Swans lasted until 1982, issuing one single. A reconstituted version of the band issued two albums from 1988 to 1990 before dissolving again. More recently, Simpson put a new lineup together and the group played numerous live dates from 2009–2011, and issued a new studio album in 2011.

The Wild Swans have not to date had any mainstream chart hits, but they have enjoyed a degree of success and/or cult status in Germany, Japan, the UK, the US, and especially the Philippines. The Wild Swans also spun off two charting splinter projects; Care and The Lotus Eaters. Members of The Wild Swans have also been members of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Icicle Works, The Woodentops and The Lightning Seeds.

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