Swanes, is a family affair, comprised of Toronto brothers Michael and Stefan Bildy. Recently, they shared their new single, “The Hard Way.” The downtempo-R&B cut follows previous releases on French/Japanese label, Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco) and will be supported with shows in Toronto on July 28 at The Baby Gand August 6 at The Burdock.
“The Hard Way” found inspiration, quite interestingly, from the brother’s somewhat infamous doomsaday-prepping relative, Bruce Beach. Beach owns one of the largest nuclear fallout shelters in Canada – The Ark Two – and after Stefan and Michael paid a visit to the shelter, “The Hard Way” was coined, playing out as a concern with the rising threat of nuclear warfare.
SWANES have found success on influential Spotify playlists such as ‘Indie All-Stars’ and ‘Fresh Finds’. The pair, who were recently highlighted by Australian electronic heavyweights, Future Classics (Flume, Jagwar Ma), have plans to tour North America extensively later in the year – dates to follow shortly.