Swimming Tapes have been one of our secret crushes throughout 2016, with their shoegaze debut 'Set The Fire' remaining a perennial spin as summer arced its way over London.
With winter fast closing in the band have decided to drop new single 'Tides' via the tastemakers at Hand In Hive, and it's typically lovely.
The production is crisp, the guitars have just the appropriate amount of jangle, while the vocals are outwardly beautiful but contain a bittersweet vein of melancholy.
Reminiscent of Real Estate, those early Beach Fossils singles or even greats like The Pastels it's a wonderfully formed piece of guitar pop.
Clash is able to premiere the accompanying video, and it layers simple effects to produce something wholly inviting.
Tune in now.
Catch Swimming Tapes at the Hand In Hive Christmas party on December 9th at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London.
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