Swimming Tapes

Swimming Tapes

Sublime, blissful, and sun-drenched, Morningside is the appropriately titled debut album from Swimming Tapes - due 24th May via London indie label Hand In Hive. The album was recorded at Swimming Tapes’ favourite London studio: a tiny space tucked behind an old pub in Haggerston, East London, where the indie five-piece now reside. The studio is a regular haunt of the band’s long-time collaborator Paddy Baird, who produced and engineered the album, and is packed full of vintage equipment including a 1970’s SLS desk which gives this album its sepia tones. In-keeping with their vintage approach, a good chunk of this album (drums, bass, and rhythm guitar) was recorded live in the round with the band then layering vocals and additional guitar flourishes over the top. The record was then mixed at Wilco’s Chicago studio The Loft by Tom Schick (Real Estate, Iron & Wine). It’s a sound that’s simple to replicate on stage and lends a natural authenticity to their live show. 

 

Sublime, blissful, and sun-drenched, Morningside is the appropriately titled debut album from Swimming Tapes - due 24th May via London indie label Hand In Hive. The album was recorded at Swimming Tapes’ favourite London studio: a tiny space tucked behind an old pub in Haggerston, East London, where the indie five-piece now reside. The studio is a regular haunt of the band’s long-time collaborator Paddy Baird, who produced and engineered the album, and is packed full of vintage equipment including a 1970’s SLS desk which gives this album its sepia tones. In-keeping with their vintage approach, a good chunk of this album (drums, bass, and rhythm guitar) was recorded live in the round with the band then layering vocals and additional guitar flourishes over the top. The record was then mixed at Wilco’s Chicago studio The Loft by Tom Schick (Real Estate, Iron & Wine). It’s a sound that’s simple to replicate on stage and lends a natural authenticity to their live show. 

 

Swimming Tapes / Release 'Keep Her Closer' From Their Debut Album, Due Next Week

Swimming Tapes / Release 'Keep Her Closer' From Their Debut Album, Due Next Week

Swimming Tapes have released another summer-fuelled cut from their forthcoming debut album.

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14 May '19
Swimming Tapes / Share New 'Passing Ships' Video Ahead of Live At Leeds & Hit The North

Swimming Tapes / Share New 'Passing Ships' Video Ahead of Live At Leeds & Hit The North

Swimming Tapes have unveiled a gloriously retro video for their current single ‘Passing Ships’.

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30 Apr '19
Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Passing Ships' From Forthcoming Debut Album

Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Passing Ships' From Forthcoming Debut Album

Swimming Tapes have unveiled a second new single from their forthcoming debut album. ‘Passing Ships’ is the opening track from their ‘Morningside’ LP which is released on 24th May.

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20 Mar '19
Swimming Tapes / Share Official Lyric Video For Current Single, 'Pyrenees'

Swimming Tapes / Share Official Lyric Video For Current Single, 'Pyrenees'

With their current single ‘Pyrenees’ out now and winning over fans new and old alike, Swimming Tapes have released a lo-fi lyric video for the track.

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12 Mar '19
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Friends - we are very happy to announce that our debut album, Morningside, will be out on 24th May. You can pre-order it on vinyl or CD now and listen to the first single Pyrenees in all the usual places. #swimmingtapes
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12 Feb '19
Swimming Tapes / Announce Debut Album 'Morningside' With New Single 'Pyrenees'

Swimming Tapes / Announce Debut Album 'Morningside' With New Single 'Pyrenees'

Sublime, blissful, and sun-drenched, Morningside is the appropriately titled debut album from Swimming Tapes - due 24th May via London indie label Hand In Hive.

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12 Feb '19
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Got your tour tickets yet? #swimmingtapes @mariekemacklon
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29 Jan '19
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TOUR NEWS! We’ll be heading out on a wee UK + Ireland tour this spring. The incredible @breathepanel will be joining us for most dates. Tickets on sale Friday! #swimmingtapes
Swimming Tapes / Share Video For new Single 'Easy Strand' As UK Headline Tour Gets Underway

Swimming Tapes / Share Video For new Single 'Easy Strand' As UK Headline Tour Gets Underway

Swimming Tapes have unveiled the official video for their current single ‘Easy Strand’. The lyrics of the swirling shoegaze track explore the distortion of memories over time and to mirror this in the video the band channeled vintage imagery.

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13 Nov '18
Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Easy Strand' Ahead of UK Headline Tour

Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Easy Strand' Ahead of UK Headline Tour

Swimming Tapes have today released a brand new single in the form of ‘Easy Strand’.

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17 Sep '18
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Tickets for our November tour are on sale now! Tell your friends.
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14 Sep '18
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We recorded an acoustic version of ‘Tides’ at Paddy’s house on a Sunday afternoon after a few wines. You can hear it now via @gold_flake_paint / Link in bio #swimmingtapes
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07 Feb '18
Swimming Tapes / Share Acoustic Cut Of 'Tides' As They Start Work On Their Debut LP

Swimming Tapes / Share Acoustic Cut Of 'Tides' As They Start Work On Their Debut LP

Swimming Tapes have today treated fans to an acoustic version of ‘Tides’, a much loved track which featured on their debut EP, ‘Souvenirs’ released one year ago almost to the day.

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07 Feb '18
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listen back to our @bbcradio1 live session + interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r0k6q
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19 Dec '17
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Hyped to announce we'll be playing some songs beforeThe Coronasofficial at The O2 Kentish Town Forum next week
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09 Oct '17
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heart neighbourhood festival
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08 Oct '17
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New merch will be on sale at tomorrow night's show, before going up online! LAST HANDFUL of tickets are on sale.
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19 Sep '17
Swimming Tapes / New EP 'Soft Sea Blue' Out Today

Swimming Tapes / New EP 'Soft Sea Blue' Out Today

 Swimming Tapes today release their brand new EP, ‘Soft Sea Blue’ on Hand In Hive / B3SCI. The EP is now available to buy and stream in full online.

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15 Sep '17
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Ahoy! You can now hear 'Alison' - chapter III of our Soft Sea Blue EP - on the internet
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12 Sep '17
Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Alison', 'Soft Sea Blue' EP Out On Friday

Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'Alison', 'Soft Sea Blue' EP Out On Friday

With their brand new EP, ‘Soft Sea Blue’ out this Friday (15th Sept) and a headline show at The Lexington in London next Wednesday (20th Sept), Swimming Tapes have today unveiled another brand new track in the form of ‘Alison’.

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12 Sep '17
Swimming Tapes / Share 'What's On Your Mind' Video

Swimming Tapes / Share 'What's On Your Mind' Video

With their second EP out next week, Swimming Tapes have unveiled the official video for their current single ‘What’s On Your Mind’.

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05 Sep '17
Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'What's On Your Mind'

Swimming Tapes / Share New Single 'What's On Your Mind'

Following the announcement of their second EP ‘Soft Sea Blue’ - released 15th September via Hand In Hive / B3SCI - Swimming Tapes have unveiled a brand new single in the form of ‘What’s On Your Mind’. The new track arrives hot on the heels of the video for another EP track, ‘Queen’s Parade’, which is available to watch on YouTube. ‘What’s On Your Mind’ is another perfectly crafted slice of dreamy shoegaze from the Bangor-formed, London-based 5-piece. Listen to the effortless track on Soundcloud & Spotify. 

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18 Jul '17
Swimming Tapes / Announce 'Soft Sea Blue' EP, Share 'Queen's Parade' Video

Swimming Tapes / Announce 'Soft Sea Blue' EP, Share 'Queen's Parade' Video

Swimming Tapes will release their second EP, ‘Soft Sea Blue’ on 15th September via Hand In Hive / B3SCI. The follow up to their debut EP, ‘Souvenirs’, ‘Soft Sea Blue’ finds Swimming Tapes continuing to evolve their dreamy shoegaze.

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29 Jun '17
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Big love to @anniemacdj @bbcradio1 for making us one of their New Names and making our Cornettos taste that bit sweeter this weekend
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17 Jun '17
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a pre-show stroll at @d2dfest
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05 Jun '17
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Our new single, "Queen's Parade", is premiering over on @diymagazine. Link in bio - go give it some love #swimmingtapes
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10 May '17
Swimming Tapes / Return With New Single 'Queen's Parade' and London Headline Show Announcement

Swimming Tapes / Return With New Single 'Queen's Parade' and London Headline Show Announcement

Swimming Tapes have unveiled their first new material of 2017, in the form of new single ‘Queen’s Parade’. Produced by Adam Jaffrey (Palace, Gengahr, Leif Erikson) and taken from their soon to be announced EP, ‘Queen’s Parade’ effortlessly oozes nostalgia with its dreamy shoegaze guitar riffs and an earworm of a chorus to boot.

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10 May '17