Swedish indie-pop triplet Like Swimming are back from a two-year hiatus and they’re very much stating their political intent.
Following Structures back in 2014, the band set off on an extensive tour with sets that included Culture Collide Festival, CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW. They found themselves performing their music in its purest form – acoustic and intimate, and in some rather leftfield situations – on a medieval city wall in Sweden, in a hipster living room in Brooklyn, and a zombie-packed bar in Connecticut.
However, the band hit a stumbling block that nobody saw coming. One member came to the realisation that a life of touring – travelling from town to town, from club to club, from beer to beer – wasn’t a life he would be able to endure (although personally I think it sounds like a riot). The other two members then found themselves starting a family, rather than an album. It was looking like a cliched end to the trio but they ultimately found they couldn’t stay away for too long.
It’s starting to look like a good decision. Their new single ‘Strike A Pose’ is an anthemic, electro-meets-indie-pop behemoth of a return that could only have come from the land of flat-pack furniture and meatballs. We’re very much looking forward to hearing what the rest of the release has in store.