TUNE Swimming Girls - I Don't Wanna Get To Heaven
Existential Fears EP
London + Bristol headline shows confirmed
Confirmed for Glastonbury 2019
“A triumphant, arms-aloft anthem is born” NME
“Blissful escapism” DIY
“Outrageously addictive” Clash
“It's loud, it's bombastic, it's oozing with emotion and it keeps you totally captivated” The Line Of Best Fit
‘Existential Fears’ is the brand-new EP from Swimming Girls, released Friday on Yucatan Records. The EP – which includes two brand new, previously unheard tracks – comes ahead of the bands headline shows in Bristol and London this week before they head to Worthy Farm at the end of June to play the highly-revered John Peel Stage.
‘Existential Fears’ is a tale of two halves, which come together perfectly to present Swimming Girls – a band born out of shared differences and varying personalities but who always celebrate individualism and inclusivity. The first half of the EP is the sound of a band at their peak pop powers; while ‘1 2 Many’ channels the cathartic loss of self-control in the face of inevitable heartbreak, while ‘I Don’t Want To Get To Heaven’ sounds like the liberating letter of truth you wish you wrote to someone who messed you around. Together, they make for a arena-ready call to arms for all those broken hearts who want to dance and sing it out together – regardless of who they are.
The second half of the EP shows off a different, yet equally enthralling, side to Swimming Girls. ‘Holy Place’ is a darker, hypnotic trip through the highs and lows of a relationship that conveys the danger that comes with putting your feelings in someone else’s hands. ‘Pray In Silence’ goes hand-in-hand sonically, but enters a completely different realm entirely as Vanessa explores coming to terms with the death of her father and how, when grief takes over, everyone finds a faith of their own to take hold of.
1. 1 2 Many
2. I Don’t Wanna Get To Heaven
3. Holy Place
4. Pray In Silence
Swimming Girls will play a pair of headline shows in Bristol (10th June) and London (11th June) to celebrate the release of ‘Existential Fears’. At the end of June, they’ll make the sacred expedition down to Worthy Farm where it’s recently been announced that they will be opening the John Peel Stage on Saturday.