Like Swimming

Like Swimming


Biography Like Swimming formed in late 2012 with Claes Carlström on vocals and guitar, Ida Hedene on vocals and keys and Petter Wesslander on drums. The three piece band from Sweden forms a blend of whimsical joissance in rythm and melodies and heart breaking sincereness in lyrics and frustration that gives the music an interesting contrast. Their newly released debut album STRUCTURES has received great reviews and appraisal from several magazines and blogs, such as more... MTV Iggy, Culture Collide, Renowned for Sound, Record of the Day, Kings of A&R and many more. They have over one miljon streams on Spotify and over 500 000 views on YouTube, still growing by the day. They have also been on Coca Colas world commercial 52 songs of happiensss placed by Musicdealers In the beginning of 2013 the band recorded their first songs in a cabin out in the woods north of Stockholm. The songs immediately got them a record deal with the american label Digsin, which released Like Swimmings first single, “God Knows”, in May the same year. The single premiered on the american arts and culture magazine Blackbook and got attention amongst various indie blogs in the US. The second single, “Go Buffalo”, was released in August 2013. It was recorded and produced by Lennart Östlund (ABBA, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Cardigans, etc) and mixed by Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, Queen, Pearl Jam, Madonna, etc). “Go Buffalo” created a buzz around the band in media. MTV Buzzworthy described it as “our latest obsession”, Rockmafia called it “probably the most upbeat, morbid song you’ll hear all year” and USA Today wrote: “Swedish band Like Swimming crafts sweet and bouncy indie pop tunes that pair well with sprinklers and sunscreen.” UK based music website Sound of Confusion wrote: “So, if you’d be so kind, could you point people in the direction of ‘Go Buffalo’ and Like Swimming in general so they can hear how catchy, radio­ready, irresistible and the commercial music can be made in a way that doesn’t rely on the same horrible tricks and the same songwriters and producers for every bloody artist.” Like Swimming followed up the single with a USA tour in October, playing at the Culture Collide Festival in LA, the CMJ Music Week in NYC and a couple of other shows in Nashville and Chicago. The band also recorded a session on music blog Daytrotter. Daytrotter later rated the song “Let Go” one of the 50 best songs that year, 26 out of 4800 songs. In late December 2013 Like Swimming entered the RMV Studio in Sweden, recordin more songs for 2014 together with the studio manager Linn Fijal, who has an extensive client list including The Hives, Kate Ryan and swedish singer songwriter Lars Winnerbäck, swedish Jazz guru Nils Landgren and swedish indie pop princess Frida Hyvönen. The collaboration with Brian Malouf from “Go Buffalo” is planned to continue on these recordings as well. 2014 started with the mega festival SXSW and the release of their first EP, with brand new song Let Go as title track. During the summer, the band released a remix EP on Go Buffalo, with remixes from Marc Stout (from PaperCha$ers) and others. In early September, the trio released their debut full length album, STRUCTURES, which received great reviews and appraisal from many blogs and magazines in the UK and US. The Music Spot called it a “brilliant album by a promising new band” and Culture Collide gave the album 82 out of 100, labeling the band as “must-hear Swedish indie pop”. Love is Pop called it “easily one of the year’s finest releases of any genre” and MTV Iggy made the band “Artist of the week”. With their latest single A Room of Her Own climbing the streams on Spotify, Record of the Day wrote: “Play this song just once today and it’ll be in your head for the rest of the week, we guarantee”. It’s, according to Subbacultcha, “delightfully upbeat, chirpy and extremely catchy and who doesn’t like music like that?!” October 2014 they did their third american tour hitting CMJ again and Nashville, Philadelphia, NYC, Hattisburg and New Orleans.




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