“a breezy trip across indie-pop and something grander and more towards the shoegaze end of the scale.” – DIY
“Charming and impressive in equal measure” – Gold Flake Paint
“Stunning, glimmering, evocative… a perfect pop song” – Clash
“Complete greatness clothed in a simplistic, understated charm” – The Line Of Best Fit
London-based indie band Swimming Tapes share new track “Queen’s Parade” via DIY Mag. The track was produced by Adam Jaffrey (Palace, Gengahr, Leif Erikson). Stay tuned for more details on the new EP which will feature the single, to be announced soon. The band have announced a number of UK tour dates, including stops at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot Festivals, and a headline show at The Lexington– full dates listed below.
The now London-based five piece arrived in 2016 with a self released demo track, ‘Souvenirs’, which quickly won them acclaim from the blogging world. Follow up tracks ‘Set The Fire’ and ‘Cameos’ saw them reach the top spot on the Hype Machine chart, earned the band their first play from BBC Radio 1, and tipped them well over 1 million track streams on Spotify. Swimming Tapes rounded off the year with the release of their debut EP, named after their first single ‘Souvenirs’, on burgeoning London indie label Hand In Hive, and have firmly cemented themselves as ones to watch for 2017.
“Queen’s Parade” is available digitally now via B3SCI Records (US) and Hand In Hive Records (UK).
Swimming Tapes are Robbie Reid (guitar + vocals), Louis Price (guitar + vocals), Jason Hawthorne (guitar), Paddy Conn (bass), and Andrew Evans (drums).
05.17 – Thousand Island – London
05.18 – The Great Escape (The Line of Best Fit Showcase) – Brighton
05.26 – Dot To Dot Festival – Manchester
05.27 – Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol
05.28 – Dot To Dot Festival – Nottingham
09.20 – The Lexington, London