Monday 29 April 2013

Wild Swim - Another Night

The hotly-tipped Oxfordian five-piece return with the follow up to their debut single of last year, Echo. Where Echo was a slow-burning, organ soaked bloom, Another Night is a far more immediate affair.

Wild Swim are often compared to fellow Oxfordians Foals, as well as art-rockers Alt-J, and it's easy to see why.  The cold, minimalist opening mirrors the xx, but the gritty mix of guitars and incandescent synths is equally akin to Philippakis and co., whilst frontman Richard Samson's tormented vocals hover somewhere between rock and opera.  Together it reaches a grand and clattering climax that's likely to be a potent force when performed live.

The band won BBC Introducing Oxford's most hotly-tipped band for 2013 and these art-rockers are certainly deserving of the title.  Let's hope they can keep delivering tracks of such high quality.


Listen: Another Night is available now.