Safe To Swim
“…mightly addictive...” - Clash
Rising quartet Safe To Swim take a trip down memory lane with their infectious new single, Make Things Like They Used To Be, out now.
Following their highly addictive previous single Friends, Make Things Like They Used To Be is yet another slice of hook-laden indie-pop, blistering with energy and Safe To Swim’s trademark ability to create a fun-fuelled singalong chorus. Combining whirring synths with psych-edged guitar-pop, the quartet produce an undeniably alluring sound akin to the likes of Indoor Pets and Bad Sounds’ feel-good energy. Talking about the track, frontman Jim Filippides elaborates, “it highlights the universal fear when we eventually hit adulthood. Modern adult life is ridiculous and confusing, and it’s all too difficult not to dwell on your contemporary complexities, comparing them with those of your past."
London born, Atlanta bred frontman James Filippides moved to Brighton in 2016 in search of like-minded musicians after a musical upbringing in the southern states, where he was taught guitar in the basement of a church, discovering his voice as a songwriter. Since befriending George Rawlings (guitar), George Ingledew (bass) and Joe Dennis (drums), the band have gone on to support the likes of The DMA’s, The Night Cafe, Anteros, BLOXX, The Ninth Wave and Another Sky, to name but a few, as well as performing at prestigious festivals such as at The Great Escape, Truck and Y Not. The quartet have also gained support from well-regarded publications including NME, DIY, Clash, Gigwise, Earmilk and Dork, as well as praise from BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy. Currently at work on their debut EP Boyhood, Safe To Swim are set to dominate the scene with their brand of uplifting choruses, personal lyrics and energising atmosphere, further defining them as one of the UK's finest up-and-coming bands.
Make Things Like They Used To Be, is taken from Safe To Swim’s debut EP, out now.