“All I Die For” by SWiiMS

SWiiMS Draw inspirations from many areas, including 80s New Wave, 90s Indie Rock, Britpop, and Shoegaze. The band formed during the summer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic after Mai Diaz Langou and Colin Thompson connected through, of all things, a local Craigslist Musicians Wanted ad. Both guitarists and vocalists, their chemistry was instantaneous. The addition of bassist and vocalist Cian O’Ruanaidh followed shortly thereafter and everything clicked.

They signed to NJ-based indie Mint 400 Records and released their debut EP, Through Waves, in 2020. SWiiMS have drawn comparisons to indie acts like DIIV, Slowdive, Beach House, and Alvvays. Certainly good company to be in, but their anticipated forthcoming debut LP, Into The Blue Night, coming this fall.

Written and recorded over the last year, the album’s twelve songs reflect a range of personal themes that the band have experienced first hand. Navigating fear of death, loss of faith in humanity throughout lockdowns, collective grief, resilience in relationships and falling in love are some of the topics the band digs into. Describing the album, guitarist/vocalist Colin Thompson says: “‘Into The Blue Night’ feels like an emergence from a long tunnel into the light beyond. New but at the same time, familiar. It’s a natural progression from our first EP, taking the elements of our sound and amplifying them.” They enlisted the help of Toronto based producer/engineer, Josh Korody, who helped amplify and elevate their sound to greater heights.

Pre-order Into The Blue Night by SWiiMS HERE


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