Today, our new music spotlight is on Swimming Tapes

Location: London via Bangor, Northern Ireland

Line-up: Robbie Reid (guitar/vocals), Louis Price (guitar/vocals), Jason Hawthorne (guitar), Andrew Evans (drums), Paddy Conn (bass).

About: Swimming Tapes are a Northern Ireland-born, London-based indie five-piece creating dreamy guitar pop. Their sun-drenched melodies and intricately meandering guitar parts weave to form a haze of sound that instantly transports the listener to sunnier climes. Formed in early 2016, Swimming Tapes made waves in 2017, bookending the year with 2 EP releases – ‘Souvenirs’ and ‘Soft Sea Blue’. Having signed a global publishing deal with none other than Sub Pop in early 2018, the band have emerged from the studio – where they’ve been working on their to be announced debut LP – to release new stand-alone single ‘Easy Strand’.

What Hidden Herd say: ‘Easy Strand’ scans over to the more up-beat corners of Swimming Tapes delectable repertoire, channelling the perfect melancholy autumnal feelings to close the summer in style.

For fans of: Real Estate, Nature TV

Next shows:‪

Thursday 15 November – Manchester @ Yes. Tickets
Friday 16 November – Glasgow @ SWG3 Poetry Club. Tickets
Sunday 18 November – Leeds @ Oporto. Tickets
Monday 19 November – Bristol @ Rough Trade. Tickets
Tuesday 20 November – London @ Moth Club. Tickets


Latest track: ‘Easy Strand’