Dead Swans

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Dead Swans
Origin Brighton, England, UK
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 2006–2013, 2016–present
Labels Bridge 9
Associated acts JLYY, Public Domain, Architects
Members Nicholas Worthington - Vocals
Stewart «Pid» Payne - Guitar
Benjamin Marco - Bass
Joey Bayes - Guitar
Benny Mead - Drums
Past members Robbie Taylor
Craig Reynolds

Dead Swans is an English hardcore punk band from Brighton, formed in 2006. They released one full-length record entitled Sleepwalkers in 2009, as well as three EPs; Southern Blue (2008), It's Starting, (2009), and Anxiety and Everything Else (2012). They also released a split EP with metalcore band Architects in 2008. Further, the band were nominated in the Best British Newcomer category at the 2008 Kerrang! Awards.[1][2]

The band have proved influential to the UK hardcore scene and many melodic hardcore bands are noticeably similar. In an interview, the vocalist of Lay It on the Line quotes Dead Swans as a strong influence on the band.[3]

On 11 January 2016 the band posted a short video clip via their Facebook account with the caption "2016...announcement soon", hinting at a potential reunion.[4]


Date of Release Title Label
2008 Southern Blue Thirty Days of Night Records
2008 Architects / Dead Swans Split Thirty Days of Night Records
2009 It's Starting Bridge 9 Records
2009 Sleepwalkers Bridge 9 Records
2012 Anxiety and Everything Else EP Bridge 9 Records

Music Videos[edit]

  • Keep Them Shut (Anxiety And Everything Else EP, 2012)


  1. ^ "Kerrang! Nominations Out". MTV. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Never Go Inside". nevergoinside. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Band wise - I guess we are inspired by bands like Modern Life Is War, The Effort, Go It Alone, Dead Swans."
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