Well I can tell you that Wild Swim is Richard Sansom (vocals), Carlos Posada (keys, guitar), Jamie Jay (keys, guitar, electronics), Sam Robinson (drums), Jacob Lively (bass). We make music that's draws influence from the artists that we collectively admire, but also music that stands up on its own and that we believe, most importantly, is worth hearing.
We're currently working on our debut album with Steve Osborne in Bath, which is due for release in early 2014. Before that though we'll be releasing our next single New Dawn on 21st October this year. So lots to look forward to.
Maybe 'Venus As a Boy' by Björk, or 'Swanlights' by Antony and the Johnsons. Really getting back into my favourite big singers for the album recording process.
A moment that springs to mind was a gig at Koko in London which had a sort of arena feel to it. In particular, the moment in which the curtain rose as we began to play 'Bones' was a proper spine-tingler.
Lough Hyne in Ireland was hardcore. It's a lake that's fed by the sea so it shares the black coastal waters. Gnarly as hell.
We've been playing together since we were about 12. A few of us were in some dorky little bands before then but we all met and started to play together properly in secondary school.
I (Richard) have finished tailoring now but whilst I was training I was based in London with an aim to become an employed apprentice in a decent establishment out there. Though I respect the tailoring world massively and met so many wonderful people during my time there, Wild Swim has become something that I care about much more. Unfortunately I'm only able to give one of the two my full time. Sam's studying philosophy at Cardiff, Jamie's at Leeds studying music and both Carlos and Jacob just finished studying music at Oxford.
Fireworks indoors when the coast was clear was pretty massive.
We need to build a pedestal for ourselves to be heard from so up until the album's release we'll be trying to get our ugly mugs out in the open as much as possible. We have so much to give that I think we're playing the long game so, in 2 years time, we'll be on that pedestal.
Here is a stream of the bands’ new single ‘New Dawn’, out 21st October 2013.