As a key component of Manchester’s post-punk scene from the late 1970s, A Certain Ratio built up an extensive back catalogue and legacy with the band shifting through various members across its career, with its core line-up consisting of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. Now, Mute has announced a partnership with the band to look after their catalogue for recordings and publishing for the next two years starting February 2017. The releases will continue with box sets, vinyl and special cassette releases that will include B-sides as well as unreleased tracks and rarities.
On June 17, Swans will release their new album The Glowing Man (via Young God/Mute). They have already teased the title track and shared live footage of “Cloud of Unknowing.” Now, they’ve released “When Will I Return?” from the album. Hear it below.
SWANS release a new EP, Oxygen, out digitally on 24 November 2014. Featuring an edit of Oxygen by Mute founder Daniel Miller, a live version from Primavera, an early version recorded at Gira’s home and an acoustic version recorded at StudioMute, the title track of the four-track EP is taken from their latest album, ‘To Be Kind‘, out now on Mute.
OXGYEN EP TRACKLISTING
Oxygen (Live at Primavera)
Oxygen (Early Version)
Oxygen (Acoustic Version)