Swimming Tapes UK headlinetour begins this week in Manchester.
London based dream poppers, Swimming Tapes, have revealed a new video for their current single 'Easy Strand'. Following on from the groups Soft Sea Blue EP in 2017, 'Easy Strand' is the first new material we've heard before the band return to the live stage for a headline UK tour this week which features a short run of slots in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, and London.
Director of the vintage filtered video Laurie Barraclough had this to say of the footage: “A song about nostalgia needed a video about nostalgia, so we rented a vintage Renault 12 and shot the video like a home-movie. This might be the first one-take, time-bending home movie ever shot? Long car journeys (in the rain) are a big part of growing up and we wanted a video that was exactly that.”
Adding to this, the band share: “We talked with Laurie and the idea of forward momentum kept coming up as ‘Easy Strand’ is an upbeat song that doesn’t really pause for breath. That idea turned into one of a journey, and then a continuous journey shot in one take.”
Check out Swimming Tapes tour dates and the video for 'Easy Strand' below.
UK TOUR DATES:
Thu 15 Nov - Yes, Manchester
Fri 16 Nov - SWG3 Poetry Club, Glasgow
Sun 18 Nov - Oporto, Leeds
Mon 19 Nov - Rough Trade, Bristol
Tue 20 Nov - Moth Club, London