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. In keeping with the song’s title, the video is centred around footage shot in the Pyrenees, looking through the lens of a telescope and travelling in time.
Watch & share the ‘Pyrenees’ video via YouTube HERE.
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. There’s a beguiling melancholy at play on this album amidst it’s warm sonic atmosphere and as the chorus of ‘Pyrenees’ states: “In the end you’ll keep me up all night alone”.
‘Morningside’ 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, which also sees just minimal production used throughout, 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.
Thematically, ‘Morningside' is a reflective album. Personal memories underlie the majority of these songs, which were written collectively in the bedroom of lead vocalist & guitarist Louis Price. During the process, Swimming Tapes revelled in the additional space that the album format offers and dug down subject matters that were harder to write about than everything on their earlier EPs, the result is something far more personal in nature. But nothing here is too heavy.
‘Morningside’ is warm in all the right areas. Sparkling and sonically bright, this is a record that will brighten your day; cheer you up and send you on your way.
It Gets Old
See It Out
Out Of Line
Say It Isn’t So
Keep Her Closer
In The New Year
Pre-order ‘Morningside’ HERE.
SWIMMING TAPES SPRING TOUR DATES:
Tue 2 Apr GUILDFORD, Boileroom
Wed 3 Apr WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms
Fri 5 Apr DUBLIN, Whelan’s
Sat 6 Apr LIVERPOOL, Sound
Sun 7 Apr EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
Wed 10 Apr LONDON Oslo
Thu 11 Apr BRIGHTON, Prince Albert
Fri 12 SOUTHAMPTON, Heartbreakers
Sat 13 Apr LEICESTER, The Cookie
Sat 4 May LEEDS, Live At Leeds
Sun 5 May NEWCASTLE, Hit The North
Tickets for all dates now on sale from HERE.