SwimmingTapes is their name, knocking out dream pop is their game. Since making a splash way back in March when they dropped their debut single ‘Souvenirs’ we knew there was something a little bit spesh about Swimming Tapes, and it’s not the fact they took their name from bassist Paddy’s failed attempt to invent an integrated iPod swim cap so he could listen to the beach boys in the pool after he grew tired of wrapping his cassette player in a plastic bag – true story.
Despite only getting together late last year and playing their first ever gig in January things have been going pretty swimmingly for the London five piece, with their sh**t HOT new single, ‘Set The Fire’ being premiered on Phil Taggart’s show on Radio 1. With woozy vocals and reverb-laden guitars, Swimming Tapes are shimmering their way to the top and there’s really no stopping them. All about the sun-kissed tunes, Swimming Tapes have struck gold this summer and it’s music to our ears.