Bath-based dream pop group, Night Swimming have released their debut double single, “Freight Train // A Wall” today. With “Freight Train” serving as an introductory piece to the second track, “A Wall”, the two songs are a perfect teaser of what to expect from the band in the future. The songs are carried by atmospheric, trip-hop influenced rhythms and a strong sense of detachment which vocalist and lyricist Meg Jones describes as, “a collection of memories and images about communication in relationships.”
Produced by Calum Wotherspoon at Joe’s Garage in Bristol, and mastered by Novatines’ Tom Cory, “Freight Train // A Wall” is instantly striking. Combining atmospheric guitars, ethereal vocals and airy synths with echoing percussion and hypnotic choruses; each individual element is equally as evocative, while perfectly blended with a sugary sweet delivery that you can’t help but get lost in.
Formed in 2021, the band have spent the last year honing in on their sound at sold-out headline shows in their home city of Bath and supporting the likes of China Bears and Parlophone Records’ own Sad Night Dynamite. They were also scouted by the Close Encounters Club to be featured in Glastonbury Festival’s 2022 ‘Longlist’ – chosen to be one of their 90 top acts.