Swarf (band)

Swarf were an electronic band from Brighton, Sussex.

Background information
OriginBrighton, Sussex
LabelsWasp Factory
MembersLiz Green
Andrew Stock
Chris Kiefer


The lineup was Liz Green (vocals and lyrics), Andrew Stock (synths, programming) and Chris Kiefer (synths, programming). The band was formed in 2001 by Green and Stock, with Kiefer joining later.

After a 2004 UK tour with Ultravox veteran John Foxx [1] the band released Art, Science, Exploitation, Swarf's first and only full album to date. Several tracks were produced by Marc Heal of Cubanate.

The band's original following stemmed from the Goth and Industrial genres, but the band themselves never followed the scene's usual clich├ęs. More recently the group have moved away from their original audience and seem to have found a niche in the dance scene,[2] featuring on several Trance compilation albums. BBC South have also broadcast a live session.[3]


  • Fall (Wasp Factory WASPFAC010, 2001)
  • Art, Science, Exploitation (Cryonica CRYCD013, 2004)

Compilation albums

  • Working With Children And Animals Vol 2 (Wasp Factory WASPFAC015, 2002) - "Drown", "Shadows"
  • Cryotank Vol 1 (Cryonica, 2003) - "Supine", "Grey (version)", "Subtext (Weirdo Bold Mix)"
  • Interbreeding: Industrial Cyberlords (BLC Productions) - "Shadows"
  • "Whirly Waves 3" Whirl-Y-Gig compilation album. "Subtext" (Weirdo mix) [4]


  1. David Adair (12/09/03). "John Foxx & Louis Gordon gig review, Manchester Academy". Contactmusic.com. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Swarf at Whirl-Y-Gig, gig review". Uncle Nemesis. October 2005.
  3. {{cite web |title=BBC South, Live Session review |url=http://www.hard-wired.org.uk/Archive/Electronica/Swarf__BBC_South_Live_Session.htm |publisher=[Hard Wired |quote=Sometimes there comes a band who are so good it is criminal that they aren't on Top of the Pops every week. |date=2 November 2007 The band also released songs via torrent.
  4. "Whirl-Y-Waves Vol.3 Sounds Imported". Whirl-Y-Gig.

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