“‘Easy Strand’ is a supportive nod to our younger selves about how the passing of time distorts memories,” the band shares. “Moments you thought were trivial and pointless actually remain embedded in your memory as beautiful, worthwhile and meaningful times. It was written as part of a collection of songs for our album but when everything was finished we felt it didn’t quite sit right with the other tracks on the record, therefore we’re giving it its own moment in the sun.”
The new track, which is the first since the October 2017 release of the ‘Soft Sea Blue’ EP, builds the momentum towards a number of possibilities for 2019.
Swimming Tapes formed when four friends from Northern Ireland – Louis Price, Robbie Reid, Paddy Conn and Jason Hawthorne – met drummer Andrew Evans and pooled their eclectic range of music influences into their unique, signature sound. By weaving the pieces of The Beach Boys’ lighthearted, jubilant summer melodies with Wild Nothing’s dreamy, shoegazing hue, and Real Estate’s interweaving guitar, the sparkling indie-pop outfit perfected an unmistakably sunny and shimmering sound that would slingshot them to nearly 10 million Spotify streams since their self released debut single “Souvenirs” in March of 2016.
Fast forward two short years, Swimming Tapes have gained praise from BBC Radio 1, KCRW, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, DIY, NME, The 405, and Indie Shuffle, while gathering a pair of HypeMachine #1 Chartings. If their trajectory over the last few years is any indication of where the project is headed, Swimming Tapes are set to be at the forefront of 2019s buzziest and busiest bands.