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Winsomely catchy love (and death) songs, seamless harmonies, lightly propulsive rhythms, and a knack for blending the acoustic with the electronic are of few of the complex ways to describe Swedish indie-pop trio Like Swimming.
The band released their debut album, ‘Structures’ in September 2014 and it showcased seven years of writing between Claes Carlström, Ida Hedene, and Petter Wesslander.
They toured extensively with sets that included LA’s Culture Collide , New York’s CMJ and Austins SxSW. They found themselves performing their album ‘Structures’ in its purest form—acoustic, and intimately in countless unique situations-- on a medieval city wall in Sweden, in a hipster living room in Brooklyn, and a Zombie packed bar in Connecticut. They used ukuleles, pencils and children’s drum kits to create new versions of the songs from the album. Each time, they found more and more energy in the songs ultimately leading to the conception of the follow up EP ‘Tiny Structures.
Now, two and a half years later, they are back to release the single ‘Strike a Pose’, an electronic locomotive of a song, to fight their way towards their most political side yet, distilled into the first part of a double EP: ‘Resistance / Relations’. The division of the album into a two part EP is an attempt for the band to get all their political frustration out in the first part, ‘Resistance’, to make room for the ups and downs of personal battles in the second part, ‘Relations’, coming later this year.