19th November | Rough Trade
Unsurprisingly, Swimming Tapes have included many an image of sandy coastline, or clear blue water on the artwork of their releases. There’s something of a heat haze, an indulgently sedentary afternoon or a gorgeous vista of the horizon inherent in their panoramic sound. Their most recent release begins with “Easy days on the strand.” There’s nothing picturesque about most music venues, and Rough Trade’s Live Room is no exception, but music like that which Swimming Tapes produce creates the imagery and the emotion that can be transportive. So there was no need for Speedos, sunscreen and pina coladas for them to take us to our happy place on Monday night. Naomi Williams was there to capture this photoset.
See the video for ‘Easy Strand’ here: