Live: SWIMMING TAPES // Oslo, Hackney
Swimming Tapes stopped by a packed Oslo in Hackney last week, bathing their East London home in dreamy guitar pop.
The band toured the UK (sans guitarist Paddy and instead with Will from support band Blackaby filling in) ahead of their debut album, Morningside, which is due to be released May 24th. While we are promised that the new album will be comprised only of new material, it’s evident that it will maintain their signature hazy, sun-drenched sound.
Opening with Tides and transitioning effortlessly into newer tracks Out Of Line and Mirador, the set followed into a cover of The La’s There She Goes, before closing with Cameos and Alison.
With an abundance of soothing harmonies and breezy guitar rhythms, it’s almost certain that Swimming Tapes will be on repeat all summer long.
Photos: Abigail Shii