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Old Swing

Sounds likeMUNA, Pale Waves, The 1975, Fickle Friends, The Japanese House
LocationLondon

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London based four-piece Old Swing formed late 2016 and have hit the ground running with their anthemic, synth-soaked indie pop sound. After cutting their teeth in venues across the UK they have held no punches with their new single 'Time', produced and mixed by Sam Winfield (Fickle Friends, Amber Run) premiered with high acclaim on BBC Introducing.

"Drenched in synth and packed with indie-pop hooks, Time has the perfect balance of pop energy and mellow emotion to provide a dreamy, laid-back indie pop sound which is sure to earn Old Swing the recognition they deserve." - One Great Song

The shimmering warmth of recent single, 'Time', is gaining Old Swing plenty of attention including a recent feature on BBC Music Introducing, and it is easy to see why. Producer Sam Winfield (Fickle Friends, Amber Run) clearly revelled in hopping aboard the band's DeLorean and tastefully turning the clock back with the track's gated snares and synth-infused layers. - The Unsigned Guide

“You’re gonna like this. It’s an awesome track.” - Gareth Lloyd, BBC Introducing

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Tell us a bit about yourself? We're a 4 piece Indie-Pop band, based in London. We started over 2 years ago with a different arrangement of members but seem to really gel now! Influence-wise we love everything eighties. Prince, The Police, Cocteau Twins etc..!

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? I think a lot of bands at the moment are very raw, unpolished and almost, 'fashionably messy' I guess. We're not like that. We love big, ethereal sounding synths and claps and lots of electronic madness.

What’s your back-story? We've been told that all of our songs are very relatable. Our most recent single 'Time' is about the journey you make home after a night out (and a few too many pints). That almost poetic overthinking you do when you're tipsy and heartbroken. We've all been there.

What are you working on at the moment? We've just played a long string of headline shows around London and Oxford. Now we're back in the studio to work on the next single, with an EP out before the end of 2018!

What's the first song you remember hearing? Truly embarrassing but 'Sisqo - Thong Song' I had it on cassette. Actually, it's a banger.

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Probably a Beastie Boys track and I'd probably get far too into it and make everyone uncomfortable.

What was the first gig you went to? Wheatus when I was 12. My dad took me, I was too scared to sing the lyrics to 'teenage dirtbag' because of my age. The frontman pissed in a shoe and threw it into the crowd, I knew right then that I wanted to be a musician.

Which song do you wish you'd written? Literally anything by Prince

Which song changed your life? Literally everything by Prince

Which song would you like played at your funeral? Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No 3. (Absolutely stunning song)

What song is stuck in your head right now?Troyve Sivan - Bloom. I've listened to it close to 100 times already.

What was the first Album you bought? My first album was Daft Punk - Discovery when I was 13. I'd say that was my first 'musical awakening' where the melody and overall sound was more important than the genre.

Which song made you want to play music? Too many to name for different reasons! But I'd say Jeff Buckley - So Real. That was really a game changer in my younger years.

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Date Saturday 23 September 2017 at 18:00
Address The Finsbury, Green Lanes, London, UK, N4 1BY
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