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Swimming Tapes on Saturday 9th November 2019
Plus Special Guests
Actress And Bishop, Birmingham
Swimming Tapes released their hotly anticipated debut album in May, Morningside, via Hand In Hive / Sub Pop Publishing. To celebrate, their heading out on the road around the UK this November, including a stop at Birmingham's Actress and Bishop on November 9th.
Morningside was recorded at Swimming Tapes’ favourite London studio: a tiny space tucked behind an old pub in Haggerston, East London, where the indie five-piece now reside. The studio is a regular haunt of the band’s long-time collaborator Paddy Baird, who produced and engineered this album, and is packed full of vintage equipment including a 1970’s SLS desk which gives Morningside its sepia tones.
In-keeping with their vintage approach, a good chunk of this album (drums, bass and rhythm guitar) was recorded live in the round with the band layering vocals and additional guitar flourishes over the top. The record was then mixed at Wilco’s Chicago studio The Loft by legendary producer Tom Schick, known for his work with the likes of Real Estate and Iron & Wine. It’s a sound that’s simple to replicate on stage and lends natural authenticity to a brilliant live show they recently took across the UK and Ireland, as well as outings at Live At Leeds and Hit The North (more live dates are to be announced soon).
Current single “Keep Her Closer” follows recent singles “Passing Ships” and “Pyrenees”, both of which picked-up plaudits from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, DIY and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Age Restriction: 18+
Music Genres: Alternative, Indie, Rock
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