The Swankys were a legendary underground hardcore/noise-punk band from Japan, active from 1985 until 1989. Originallyformed under the name of
Gai, the group ended up changing its name to The Swankys, and became a much more heavy, noise-influenced hardcore band, as opposed to the
more playful nature of Gai. Although they disbanded over two decades ago, TheSwankys remain a huge influence in the Japanese underground punk
scene, more particularly in the hardcore field.