Aural Delights favourite, Periscope, is back with a new release “Rivers and Pharoahs”. Available in all major stores from 7th August 2015, with additional vocals from Leon Flux, it’s a bit of a departure from the usual Periscope sound……most enjoyable.
Periscope (Martin Swinny) has come full circle as an artist since his days fronting The Hungry Socks, the Manchester band he formed which ended up cult-like in their status not to mention boasting the line up of Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) , Mani (The Stone Roses, Primal Scream) , Chris Goodwin (Electronic, The Buzzcocks) and Andy Housley (The Cradle) . The Hungry Socks split with each member going on to their respective bands, Martin went on to play in a couple more bands before making the move to record under the name Periscope, a solo artist in every sense of the word, producing video as well as sound, stretching his own influences… the results so far have been outstanding. His solo career as a freelance independent songwriter and audio/video conceptualist in the age of H.D. has earned him a reputation as a quality studio producer beyond the UK post-punk music scene & garnered the attention of industry pros for his evolving ingenuitive aesthetic & midi harmonics compounded by an ability to wield expressively transcendent lyrics.