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. Director Laurie Barraclough shares: “A song about nostalgia needed a video about nostalgia, so we rented a vintage Renault 12 and shot the video like a home-movie. This might be the first one-take, time-bending home movie ever shot? Long car journeys (in the rain) are a big part of growing up and we wanted a video that was exactly that.” Adding to this, the band share: “We talked with Laurie and the idea of forward momentum kept coming up as ‘Easy Strand’ is an upbeat song that doesn’t really pause for breath. That idea turned into one of a journey, and the a continuous journey shot in one take.”
Watch the official ‘Easy Strand’ video via YouTube HERE.
‘Easy Strand’ is Swimming Tapes’ first new material since their ‘Soft Sea Blue’ EP (2017) and is out now on Hand In Hive / B3SCI. The release of the new video precedes the band’s return to the live stage later this week when they embark on a short run of UK headline shows taking in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, and London. Listings for all upcoming dates are as follows and tickets for all headline shows are on sale now.
SWIMMING TAPES UK TOUR DATES:
Thu 15 Nov - Yes, Manchester (tickets)
Fri 16 Nov - SWG3 Poetry Club, Glasgow (tickets)
Sun 18 Nov - Oporto, Leeds (tickets)
Mon 19 Nov - Rough Trade, Bristol (tickets)
Tue 20 Nov - Moth Club, London (tickets)
The Northern Ireland-born, London-based indie five-piece formed in early 2016 and made waves in 2017, bookending the year with 2 EP releases - ‘Souvenirs’ and ‘Soft Sea Blue’. These 2 EPs earned Swimming Tapes significant acclaim from the likes of Radio 1 (Annie Mac ‘New Names’, Huw Stephens Maida Vale session, Phil Taggart), 6 Music, Beats 1 (Elton John, Matt Wilkinson), plus KCRW and KEXP in the US, as well as significant playlisting support from Spotify, and ultimately a global publishing deal with Sub Pop.
On the live front, the band have been playing in front of continually growing audiences; selling out two London headline shows (The Waiting Room and The Lexington), playing numerous festivals (The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Liverpool Sound City, Neighbourhood, and Mirrors), as well as a number of notable support slots playing alongside the likes of Gengahr, Day Wave, Kane Strang, and Cults to name just a few.