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SWIMMING + Marionettes + Belgrade + Hold Fire - Fri 2 Oct @ Tunnels

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AGP presents




Tunnels - Friday 2 Oct - 7.30pm - 14+

Tickets on sale 15 July @ One Up and Welcome to TicketWeb!


Swimming are:

John Sampson: Vocals, Guitar

Peter Sampson: Drums, Vocals

Andy Wright: Samplers, Vocals

Jonathon Spittlehouse: Guitar

Blake Pearson: Bass

"Washed in sound with a great big brush, Swimming's canvas is wide and

handsome, big as the sky, colour dripped from above, layer on layer, like

an Aurbach take on Pollock"


"Take the Pixies' energy, the ambient soundscapes of Boards Of Canada and

add a penchant for melody and experimentation and you've got yourself

one great band in the making" - Rock Sound

"The complex arrangements and carefully interwoven melodies are hypnotic, exciting..."

"the progressive nature of each of the five tracks all different in their

own way help place this band in a class above other leftfield indie outfits..."

Music Week

One of the most refreshing acts to have emerged from the UK in 2008, Swimming are rapidly developing a devoted fanbase on the basis of their intense and mesmerizing live shows. Artfully blending the power and and energy of Pixies with the ambient soundscapes of Boards Of Canada, their talent for sonic experimentation never detracts from their innate gift for melody.

In 2008, a couple of low-level digital single releases via Brightons Izumi Records garnered plaudits from critics such as Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Dean Jackson (BBC Nottingham) and Glastonburys own Emily Eavis, who personally selected the band to play this years festival. This has been followed by shows with contemporaries such as Chairlift, Pivot and Shearwater.

Building on this early critical acclaim, May 2009 saw the release of Swimmings debut album, The Fireflow Trade, on their own Colourschool label. Engineered entirely by the band themselves and produced by frontman John Sampson (whose previous producer credits include the likes of Amusement Parks On Fire), the album is a beautiful synergy of textures and melodies.

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