Swimming Tapes / Share New Video For 'Keep Her Closer'
Swimming Tapes have unveiled the official video for ‘Keep Her Closer’ - one of the stand out moments from their just-released debut album, ‘Morningside’. The video builds on the blissed-out summer vibes of the track and introduces us to an alternative world where Swimming Tapes are girls and a feel-good plot unfolds.
Speaking about the video’s concept, director Zoé Kraft shared: “The making of this video was just as genuine and light-hearted as the song itself. There wasn’t meant to be a distinct narrative. It simply evokes dreamy, summer-time feelings. The quirky little moments were included to remind viewers to not take things too seriously. Although the girls are meant to subtly represent each member of the band, it’s also supposed to feel as though this song could be about any one of the girls.”
Whilst speaking about the track itself, Louis Price of Swimming Tapes shared: “'Keep Her Closer' is a song I wrote after finding out a very young love got married. Her house had an amazing garden and I remembered all the times we went out at dusk and ran through it to the fields behind her house, escaping our parents. I just wrote it as an ode to her and in the hope that she’s happy and enjoying life."
Watch the video HERE.
Swimming Tapes will embark on a UK headline tour in November. Kicking off in Belfast, in the band’s home country, the tour will also take in Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, and Manchester. The dates follow a run of city festivals earlier this year (including Hit The North and Live At Leeds) as well as their biggest London headline show to date at Oslo last month. Swimming Tapes will then round off an impressive and exciting year, with a show at The Lexington in London on 21st Nov celebrating their independent record label, Hand In Hive.
SWIMMING TAPES UK TOUR LISTINGS:
Thu 1 Aug - Neverworld Festival, Kent
Fri 18 Oct - SWN Festival, Cardiff
Fri 1 Nov - Belfast, Voodoo
Sat 2 Nov - Glasgow, Hug & Pint
Sun 3 Nov - Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
Tue 5 Nov - Bristol, Louisiana
Thu 7 Nov - Nottingham, Bodega
Fri 8 Nov - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Thu 21 Nov - The Lexington, London (HAND IN 5IVE)
Tickets for all headline shows are on sale from the official Swimming Tapes website.
PRAISE FOR ‘MORNINGSIDE’ & SWIMMING TAPES:
"Beautiful stuff... Love the guitars on that" - Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music
“…a bit of respite from the doom and gloom” - The Line of Best Fit
“sun-kissed…blissful…jangle pop that comes with a killer chorus” - Clash
“Swimming Tapes' music has a soft dynamism that expertly sews the fabric of reality with that of nostalgia” - The 405
“Production is sharp… the weaving melodies as woozy and tender as you might expect” - Dork
“Swimming Tapes’ debut shines with the lilting sounds of clean-toned guitar arpeggios and cooing vocal harmonies” - DIY