Alt rock/pop-punk group Swim Good have just released their debut self-titled EP after a hesitant year of keeping all their music to themselves and leaving fans in the dark. The debut was released through Failure By Design; a developing record label within the UK, so even people with working knowledge of this record label but are unfamiliar with the band are interested in what they have to offer.
The movements of the songs are in a league of their own, and it can completely change from minute to minute. Vocalist Ryan Greaves is able to demonstrate an unbelievable range and pitch shift, and is humbly aware of his talents. It’s obscure and eccentric and it gives the band a certain element, appeal and great stage presence when performing live which many don’t have within this genre.
Swim Good have shared stages with many bands that have made it out there, such as Don Broco, Blitz Kids and I Divide, most of which were known influences. This being the case, they’ve adapted so many styles from said influences, it adds a level of complexity which is daring of a band for their debut.
One thing you may find when listening to this band is for 30 seconds, you won’t be so into the song you’re listening to and then for the next minute you’ll dig it. Even though this is only a 6 song EP, it contributes such a wide spectrum that it feels like an album. Swim Good are yet to establish a character which will sure come once they release more material. Many people have described them as an anticipated band, so their footing will come soon and easy enough. When the fans have your back, it’s often more than enough motivation to carry on growing. Hopefully they won’t wait another year before they release a follow-up.
Written by Lauryn Paige