Live: Swimming Tapes Announce UK Tour

With their debut album, Morningside out today, Swimming Tapes have announced a UK headline tour for November 2019

Kicking off in Belfast, in the band’s home-country, the tour will also take in Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, and Manchester. The dates follow a recent city-festival run which saw Swimming Tapes play Hit The North and Live At Leeds over the May Bank Holiday weekend, and follows on from their biggest London headline show to date at Oslo last month

Marking the release of Morningside, Swimming Tapes will also treat fans to an already sold-out in-store performance at Flashback Records in Shoreditch on Thursday 30th May

Dates below…

30 May – Flashback Records, Shoreditch (Instore Performance)
25 Jun – Bush Hall, London (supporting Mt. Joy)
1-4 Aug – Neverworld Festival, Kent
1 Nov – Belfast, Voodoo
2 Nov – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
3 Nov – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
5 Nov – Bristol, Louisiana
7 Nov – Nottingham, Bodega
8 Nov – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

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 Tom Schick (Real Estate, Iron & Wine). It’s a sound that’s simple to replicate on stage and lends a natural authenticity to their live show

Current single, the lilting and upbeat ‘Keep Her Closer’ follows recent singles ‘Passing Ships’ and ‘Pyrenees’….