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Swim Team Announce North Island Tour For February

Swim Team Announce North Island Tour For February

Tuesday 17th January, 2017 10:47AM

As we revealed earlier this morning, Melbourne garage-pop group Swim Team are crossing the Tasman next month to play with Cosmic Psychos in Auckland, but fans will be elated to learn the four-piece have also lined-up a couple more shows around the North Island including an appearance at Woodcock Festival. The band are coming this way on the coattails of releasing their new EP, Holiday, earlier this month, which you can stream in full below. Here are the tour details...

Swim Team

Thursday 16th Feb,Valhalla, Wellington, w/ HEX + Tidal Rave
Friday 17th Feb, Whammy, Auckland w/ Cosmic Psychos, HEX, Bloodbags + The Beths
Saturday 18th Feb, Woodcock 2017: T.M.S Sells Out,Tauranga
Sunday 19th Feb, Summer In The Square, Aotea Square, Auckland

Tickets to the Valhalla and Whammy shows available HERE at UTR

Stream the Holiday EP in full below...


With summer laying in wait, Swim Team are coming out of hibernation in anticipation. The Melbourne-based four-piece have gained a dedicated following since emerging in early 2015, thanks to their ability to weave crunchy pop with luscious melodies.

Beginning as an excuse to hang out and share their love for garage pop music away from their other musical projects, guitarist/vocalists, Krystal Maynard (Bad Vision) and Sammy Wass (The Pink Tiles), convinced their friends Esther Sandler (PAPPY) and TJ Day to join them on bass and drums, respectively.

The four-piece thrived on writing interwoven guitar parts, three-part harmonies and catchy bass lines and recently returned from the studio with their debut works.

'Holiday', Swim Team’s debut release, is a collection of songs dominated by bold self-reliance, bruised romanticism, and a palpable sense of frustration, building a sound heavily influenced by the 90s inflections of lo-fi indie and jangly pop. Their lightly-harmonized garage lullabies paint a sonic landscape brighter than the January sun.

Wanting to capture the band’s energy and any happy mistakes, the band recorded the EP live, in shared quarters over a weekend with Tom Hardisty (Chook Race, NUN, Woollen Kits) at Audrey Studios in Coburg. The resulting 6-track EP mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control) is alive with reverbed-up jangle and pop that makes for the perfect soundtrack to summer.

'Holiday' is slated for release this January 6, 2017, and is out independently on cassette and digitally.


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Thu 16th Feb
Valhalla, Wellington
Fri 17th Feb
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sat 18th Feb
91 Williams Road North, Tauranga

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