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Canceled: Swimming Tapes Asia Tour in Shenzhen
February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Time:2020.02.08 Saturday 20:30
Venue: B10 Live http://www.b10live.cn
Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Venue Support: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd
Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.
Fare: Student 100 RMB; Advance 120 RMB; Full-price 150 RMB
※Presale service available until 00:00 on Feb. 8
※At Door tickets may not be available if advance tickets were sold out. Please purchase the tickets as early as possible.
①Entity：Old Heaven Books (120#, A5, North District of OCT-LOFT)
②Taobao：Search Store “B10 Live”
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least ONE DAY before the concert:
1.Name 2.Phone number 3.Date of the concert 4.Quantity of tickets
Starts at 19:30 on the day at B10 Live.
It’s rare to come across a band who’s sound conjures up warmth and happy memories, but this is where Swimming Tapes come in. Made up of five friends from Northern Ireland, they’ve carved somewhat of a niche for themselves in a time that seems to suggest that UK guitar music is lead by heavier, punk-influenced groups who’s lyrics comment on the current socio-political climate – trying at the best of times. Offering a bit of respite from this intensity, Swimming Tapes have taken a cooler approach with a sound reminiscent of California sunshine.
Their name seems to conjure up nostalgic imagery, seemingly perfect for the wistful jangle guitar music that they play. I meet Louis Price and Robbie Reid on a rather soggy evening in the fitting setting of Barbican Kitchen. Complete with pastel furnishings and midcentury throwbacks, it’s a location that aligns perfectly with the band’s retro simplicity. Given the breezy nature of their sound, it could come as a surprise to some listeners to know that the majority of the band are now based in East London. Whilst the area is culturally rich, it seems a world away from the sound that the band conveys in their music.
Swimming Tapes certainly offer a bit of respite from the doom and gloom through their sound, transporting fan to sunnier climes through their positive guitar music. Their latest music video for album opener “Passing Ships” featured vintage documentary footage of the Third Avenue El Train in New York and was directed by Marc Corrigan.
The footage is quintessentially American and the timing seems perfect, if unanticipated. 2019 has already proven itself to be the year of the “yee-haw”. The year that everyone became that bit more obsessed with American culture, particularly iconic symbolism. From Solange to Lil Nas X, the redefining of certain aspects of American culture continues to be experimented with by musicians from all walks of life.