swim school have made their highly-anticipated comeback with their vulnerable new effort, ‘kill you’.
It is the group’s first release since their debut EP, ‘making sense of it all’, dropped back in March – Dork’s 4-star review described that project as, “a perfect balance of dynamics, tone and texture that signifies promise and potential”. “Basically, we’re Tesco Value Wolf Alice,” they told Dork in the accompanying interview feature, which you can read online here.
The Edinburgh trio – Alice Johnson (vocals/guitar), Lewis Bunting (bass) and Billy McMahon (drums) – recorded the track at London’s Narcissus Studios with producer Iain Berryman (Wolf Alice, Florence and the Machine, Beabadoobee). It was officially released today, November 16th, via Lab Records.
“‘kill you’ is about being in love and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone,” Alice shares. “It’s about the confidence you feel when you are in a good relationship and you feel comfortable enough to show your true self. I didn’t want it to be your stereotypical love song, which is why I chose the title ‘kill you’, it’s funny feeling vulnerable whilst writing a song about vulnerability.”
You can listen to ‘kill you’ here.
swim school are supporting Daisy Brain on his UK tour for the remainder of 2022 – the full live dates read as below:
17 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds *
18 Plymouth, Junction *
20 Portsmouth, Edge of the Wedge *
22 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club *
23 Manchester, Deaf Institute *
12 London, Omeara *
*supporting Daisy Brain