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Night Swimming

Sounds likeYuck, Slowdive, Nothing, Title Fight, My Bloody Valentine
LocationLondon

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Formed in the summer of 2016, Night Swimming are a 4 piece emo/punk influenced shoegaze band based in London and Oxford. We are Influenced by modern shoegaze artists like Pity Sex, Title Fight and Nothing. Our name is a nod to the seminal REM song of the same name and references the passing of Jeff Buckley.

The band opened on the Failure By Design stages at Washed Out Festival (Brighton) and So Punk Festival (Southampton) in 2016 and have continued to develop their sound with the introduction of the new drummer in 2017. More recently, off the back of a double EP release the band played at Plymouth's Turbulence Festival alongside headliners God Damn and Fort Hope, and have played sold out shows in leading London venues, supporting major artists in the UK's Emo and DIY Punk scenes.

Ash and Aidan started the band, and put a post on UK/Emo Grunge and this kid called Lewis responded, telling us that he plays guitar and was interested. When we showed up for rehearsal, we not only found out he was just 16 (Aidan and Ash being 21 at the time), but he’d also never listened to shoegaze before, but we wrote some songs that would later be included on the first, self titled, EP, and Lewis officially joined the band. After a few line up changes we brought in new drummer Catt, who was introduced where all important band meetings are held (the pub).

2018 is lining up to be a promising year. The band are going into the studio in mid December to record a new double A side single to be released in January 2018 and a full length album in the next year. This new double A side shows a development in sound and movement into a new direction, with some shiny new influences coming from the psychedelia and grunge scenes. There is also a plan for a music video to be recorded and released in the summer of 2018.

Current Line-up
Aidan Haley (Bass & Vocals)
Ashwin Bhandari (Vocals & pr. Drums)
Lewis Spiteri (Guitar & Vocals)
Catt Dampler (Drums)

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Night Swimming's Next Gig

Date Thursday 7 December 2017 at 00:16
Address The Moustache Bar, Stoke Newington Road, London, United Kingdom, N16 7XB
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