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.
The video for Neutron Wireless Crystal, much like the song itself, is very experimental in nature; it sees lead singer John Sampson in shadow, standing in a pool of red smoke, along with the rest of the band. Interspersed in the video are slow motion shots of paint, flying in the air.
Sun in the Island was well received on its release, with support from BBC Radio 1; The Times and NME and the band itself - comprising John Sampson; his brother Peter; Joff Spittlehouse; Andy Wright and Blake Pearson - have been compared to MGMT; Brian Eno and The Flaming Lips. Swimming recently signed to Tummy Touch Records, who have previously released singles by artists such as Groove Armada and Tom Vek.
Swimming will be joining Love Inks on a series of UK dates, which includes London's CAMP on September 21st. The full dates are below:
21 September Bristol - Thekla
22 September London - CAMP
23 September Nottingham - Red Room
25 September Glasgow - Captain's Rest
26 September Manchester - The Castle
06 October London - Lexington
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.