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Swimming, Ecstatics International Album Review


Swimming are one of those all too rare bands that have a dual manifesto of unbridled ambition and pure pop spirit, one who effortlessly create a veritable gumbo of styles and ideas without losing sight of the importance of hooks and melodies or smothering themselves in a cloud of pretension. The Nottingham quintet have spent the last couple of years honing their sound through playing with the most eclectic range of bands possible, from support slots under Killing Joke and Carl Barat through to a recent tour with sleepy Texan trio Love Inks.

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Swimming - Neutron Wireless Crystal


Swimming's second single, 'Neutron Wireless Crystal', is set to be released on October 16th, 2011 via Tummy Touch Records. Neutron Wireless Crystal follows on from the band's debut single, 'Sun in the Island', which was released earlier this year. Both songs are taken from their upcoming album, 'Ecstatics International', which will be released on November 7th 2011.

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Swimming, Sun In The Island Single Review


They could have been called 'Meet You At The Lions', 'See You At The Trip' or 'Catch Up At The Broadway' but as night follows day for some, music followed swimming for the band members who developed their ideas after a splash down at Viccy Baths! Nottingham quintet Swimming have been around now since 2005 and have already released a debut album, 'The Fireflow Trade'.

Although plugged in their home town, and given air play by the likes of Huw Stephen's among others, Swimming remain relatively unknown outside of their East Midlands stomping ground. Their new single 'Sun In The Island' coupled with a 'Pre Flight Mix' of 'Team Jet Stream' hopes to raise their profile and bring their "Vintage synth and textured beats" to the masses. They claim that "They write and play songs and sounds for the heart and mind" which may be all very well for a slightly pompous balladeer, however Swimming are more about upbeat infectious electro synth driven pop with a cheeky kitsch veneer. It's all 'China Crisis in 'Toto' saying 'Wang Chung' to 'Men Without Hats', and in the case of both the A and B-sides, extremely catchy and very radio friendly.

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Swimming - Sun In The Island


They could have been called 'Meet You At The Lions', 'See You At The Trip' or 'Catch Up At The Broadway' but as night follows day for some, music followed swimming for the band members who developed their ideas after a splash down at Viccy Baths! Nottingham quintet Swimming have been around now since 2005 and have already released a debut album, 'The Fireflow Trade'.

Although plugged in their home town, and given air play by the likes of Huw Stephen's among others, Swimming remain relatively unknown outside of their East Midlands stomping ground. Their new single 'Sun In The Island' coupled with a 'Pre Flight Mix' of 'Team Jet Stream' hopes to raise their profile and bring their "Vintage synth and textured beats" to the masses. They claim that "They write and play songs and sounds for the heart and mind" which may be all very well for a slightly pompous balladeer, however Swimming are more about upbeat infectious electro synth driven pop with a cheeky kitsch veneer. It's all 'China Crisis in 'Toto' saying 'Wang Chung' to 'Men Without Hats', and in the case of both the A and B-sides, extremely catchy and very radio friendly.

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Swimming, The Fireflow Trade Album Review


Album Review of The Fireflow Trade from Swimming

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