“Tides” by Swimming Tapes

"Tides" by Swimming Tapes is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'.

Swimming Tapes have revealed their third single “Tides”, out now via new London label Hand In Hive (Zuzu, Wyldest, Saltwater Sun). The UK five piece are comprised of guitarists Robbie Reid and Louis Price, guitarist Jason Hawthorne, Paddy Conn on bass and drummer Andrew Evans. Swimming Tapes self-released debut “Souvenirs” in March this year.

“Tides”, which sees Price take the lead vocal duties for the first time, continues along the dream-pop theme that is effortlessly winning over Swimming Tapes fans: woozy, reverb-drenched layers of guitar and a warm, bouncing bass line provide the hazy bed for the languid melody to paint a nostalgic picture.

Of the track the band explain : “Some memories are perfected by the passing of time, become dreamlike, intensified by the imagination. “Tides” is about those kind of memories, a plea to somehow go back in time and live in their magic.”

With comparisons ranging from Real Estate to Belle & Sebastian, Swimming Tapes are fresh off the back of a headline Communion club night show and will play London’s Mirrors Festival on October 29th alongside the likes of Bat For Lashes, Allah-Las and Bill Ryder-Jones.


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