The Great Escape is so close we can almost taste it, there are so many acts that we can’t wait to see, one of those are Swimming Girls…

Hey! How are you all? What have you been up to?

Hello! We’re all great thanks, we’ve had a really fun couple of months. In March we were really lucky to support Fickle Friends for a handful of their album release tour dates, and at the moment we’re gearing up for our next release as well as some summer festivals/shows.

 

How have you found the reaction to be to your stunning ‘Back of Your Car’ film back in Feb?

The reaction has been so amazing for that film, and we have our beautiful director Aidan Zamiri to thank. It’s been great not to get the online hate about filming this one on our phones like the 1st two. People can be really judgemental lol. We can’t wait to work with Aidan again on the video for our next single, dreaming about the costumes every single day.

 

You’ve been making some serious waves across Bristol’s live scene, how’s it been for you?

Playing in Bristol is always incredible. We recently supported our friend Keir at The Louisiana, and the audience never fails to create the best vibe. People are so supportive of local bands in Bristol, hearing your lyrics being sung back is the most exciting feeling. We can’t wait to play Dot to Dot festival on the 26th of May.

 

Anything you can tell us about any new material that might be coming our way?

We’re currently getting mixes of our latest single back and are incredibly excited about releasing it with our label Yucatan Records. You can expect big pop melodies and luscious 80s guitar. It’s a blunt break up song at the centre.

 

You’re playing at The Great Escape next week, looking forward to it?

You know, we’ve always wanted to play a gig in Brighton, and we’re so excited! Our keyboardist Roo grew up around that area, so it’s pretty special to him. A lot of our friends are playing at the festival, so it’s going to be great to see everyone doing their thing.

 

Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at the festival?

Omg, there are so many! To pick a few, we caught Eves Karydas at a tiny show in London last month, looking forward to seeing her again, I think she’s going to do really well. Definitely want to catch the beautiful Pale Waves who we supported at the beginning of the year, Dream Wife, our label sweetheart Malena Zavala and our dear friend George Glew! Gah I’m missing loads out but we’re only around for a short time!

If you could collaborate with any artist on the line-up, who would it be and why?

Ooo interesting question. I think we’d have to say, George Glew. Having written with him before, he’s just the easiest person to work with and forever inspiring in the studio. To be honest, any of the above would be incredible to work with I’m sure. They’re all beautiful talented babies.

 

What can people expect from your set?

People can expect catchy songs with exceedingly dark delivery.

 

How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?

Playing festivals, you’re exposed to a more varied audience and one which might not necessarily “get” your music or have heard of you before. You kinda have to expect a polarised reaction. That said, people tend to be drinking more and generally in the mood to experience new things. We don’t really have a preference as they’re both rewarding.

 

Have you got many other gigs lined up for us to get excited about?

Yes, we do! We’re supporting our friend Keir in London at the Camden Assembly on the 16th Of May, and also playing Dot to Dot festival in Bristol on the 26th. On the 16th Of June, we’re playing Winchestival alongside Fickle Friends and The Big Moon. Will be really fun catching up with them and playing there!

 

What are your top festival survival tips?

Top festival survival tips (especially for The Great Escape) would be, do not go in the sea after having a drink, do not go on that looping roller coaster on the pier without a neck brace. That thing is seriously lethal. Keep hydrated and live in the moment. Maybe put your phone on night mode and try not to get fixated on taking pictures. They’re probably going to be dark and blurry anyway hunni.

 

And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to The Great Escape, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.

Cos, it’s better live.