Swimming Tapes announces Birmingham show

Swimming Tapes today recently released their anticipated debut album Morningside via Hand In Hive / Sub Pop Publishing. The London indie five have also announced a UK headline tour for November.

 Swimming Tapes will play on Saturday 9th November 2019 at The Actress & Bishop Birmingham. Tickets are available here.


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.

“Beautiful stuff… love the guitars on that…” Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music

“Respite from the doom and gloom” The Line Of Best Fit

Swimming Tapes Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify 

Watch the official music video for ‘Easy Strand’ below: