Track Of The Day – Swimming Girls – 2 Kids

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Not  unlike one of our favourite new artists Dream Wife , Swimming Girls are another band who started life as a ‘musical project’ whilst studying separately at Bath Uni. They were apparently asked to simply ‘write a song’ and drawing on their own influences from artists as diverse as the Cure and Cyndi Lauper and a love of 70’s and 80’s pop culture and movies they produced an absolutely amazing debut single in the shape of ‘Tastes Like Money’  Their latest tune, ‘2 Kids’ which I recently reviewed for Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net site (click HERE) is another demonstration of the bands ability to craft soaring anthemic evocative pop. And they’ve already supported the Jesus And Mary Chain apparently ! I’ve predicted they’ll be big … in fact if they ain’t I will dance in full costume at next year’s Brazilica Carnival in Liverpool and nobody wants to see that …. so .. make it so!  Smile

 

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all round good guy at the VPME.com. Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr whilst contriving to make Paul Robeson sound like wee Jimmy Krankie. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Words have appeared in or on The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito etc ... Photographer and reviewer for The Skinny Bido Lito and Louder Than War. Media partner with Liverpool Sound City - Nice beard too. Also, house photographer for 02 Academy and Arts Club in Liverpool and for Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography

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