Today, our new music spotlight is on Safe To Swim.
Line-up: Jim Filippides (vocals/guitar), George Rawlings (guitar), George Ingledew (bass) and Joe Dennis (drums)
About: London born, Atlanta bred frontman James Filippides moved to Brighton in 2016 in search of like-minded musicians after a musical upbringing in the southern states, where he was taught guitar in the basement of a church, discovering his voice as a songwriter. Since befriending George Rawlings (guitar), George Ingledew (bass) and Joe Dennis (drums), the band have gone on to support the likes of The DMA’s, The Night Cafe, Anteros, BLOXX, The Ninth Wave and Another Sky, to name but a few, as well as performing at prestigious festivals such as at The Great Escape, Truck and Y Not. The quartet have also gained support from well-regarded publications including NME, DIY, Clash, Gigwise, Earmilk and Dork, as well as praise from BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy. Currently at work on their debut EP Boyhood, Safe To Swim are set to dominate the scene with their brand of uplifting choruses, personal lyrics and energising atmosphere, further defining them as one of the UK’s finest up-and-coming bands.
What Hidden Herd say: Safe To Swim‘s first release of 2019 follows their penchant for explosive, hook-laden tracks that demand to be heard. On ‘Make Things Like They Used to Be’, the Brighton four return with their psych-tinged beach rock, delightfully heavy and kissed with the taste of the southern coastal summer.
For fans of: Indoor Pets, Only Sun
Next shows: TBC
Latest track: ‘Make Things Like They Used To Be’