Nottingham-based shoegaze rockers...

"Washed in sound with a great big brush, SWIMMInG's canvas is wide and handsome, big as the sky, colour dripped from above, layer on layer, like an Aurbach take on Pollock" - Artrocker "Take the Pixies' energy, the ambient soundscapes of Boards Of Canada and add a penchant for melody and experimentation and you've got yourself one great band in the making" - Rock Sound SWIMMInG are rapidly developing a devoted fanbase on the basis of their intense and mesmerizing live shows. Artfully blending the power and and energy of Pixies with the ambient soundscapes of Boards Of Canada, their talent for sonic experimentation never detracts from their innate gift for melody. In 2008, a couple of low-level digital single releases via Brighton’s Izumi Records garnered plaudits from critics such as Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Dean Jackson (BBC Nottingham) and Glastonbury’s own Emily Eavis, who personally selected the band to play the festival. This has been followed by shows with contemporaries such as Chairlift, Pivot and Shearwater. Building on this early critical acclaim, summer 2009 saw the release of the band's debut album, 'The Fireflow Trade', on their own Colourschool label. Engineered entirely by the band themselves and produced by frontman John Sampson (whose previous producer credits include the likes of Amusement Parks On Fire), the album is a beautiful synergy of textures and melodies. MySpace


John Sampson (vocals, guitar), Peter Sampson (drums, vocals), Andy Wright (samplers, vocals), Jonathon Spittlehouse (guitar), Blake PEarson (bass)


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