English electronic indie-pop duo SWIM dropped their second energy-packed single today: Creeper. With just one other song released thus far, SWIM plans to include both on their upcoming compilation cd from their record label: Bad Life. SWIM is relatively new to the music scene, getting their start in the back half of 2012, but in the short time that they have been around, SWIM has developed a fresh, modern sound inspired by the Talking Heads, David Bowie, and Tom Tom Club.
Creeper caught my attention with its infectious electronic beat and the way Joe Boyle‘s vocals effortlessly glide through the chorus. The song has an almost 80’s-esque feel to it, and I love it.
Both members of SWIM: Joe Boyle and Richard Williams, are multi-instrumental artists and play whichever instruments they need for their musical creations: ranging from vocals to synth, guitar, bass, and even wood blocks. Big props to them for the musical aptitude and talent.
The London natives are just starting to get the ball rolling with SWIM, so no tour yet unfortunately. They do have a free show at Old Blue Last in London on March 21st though. So if you’re reading this and happen to be in London on the 21st, I highly recommend checking out their show. I mean come on, it’s free.
Check out SWIM‘s website to hear their other song: Ride (which I’m also a big fan of). After hearing SWIM‘s two tracks, it’s clear that this poppy duo has a bright future ahead of them. Loaded with potential, electro-beats, and musical talent, SWIM is a couple of great songs and seized opportunities from making it big, and I think that’s just what they’ll do. You heard it hear first, folks. So go SWIM and Get Your Earz Wet! (but try not to get SWIMmer’s ear, that really sucks)