Ahead of their show at London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen I had the chance to chat to Vanessa and Roo from Swimming Girls. They talked to me about how their band formed - turns out everyone was fighting over Vanessa because she's just so damn talented - and the thoughts and inspiration that would become their first song '2 Kids' and their first single 'Tastes Like Money'. They also reveal which song of theirs should make it onto 'Twin Peaks' (at which point you'll see me shaking my head like a weirdo which was supposed to mean that I didn't know the scene or reference, but really it just makes me look like the most disapproving interviewer ever. Nice.) and we talk guilty YouTube pleasures.
The 4-piece from Bristol were absolutely stunning to watch live in an impressively sized venue, with Vanessa's vocals being the mesmerizing cherry on top of a perfect evening of dark pop/dream rock and I can't wait to hear all of the songs they played live on a record to put on repeat. Check out some pics here and follow Swimming Girls on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.