This is Safe To Swim’s debut single and it’s a wicked little number, drawing from everything you love from the American 90s – think Cartoon Network, Sunny D and Malcolm In The Middle. Malcolm In The Middle draws on the same notions that ‘Forget Life. Repeat’ plays with, the down and out, the stuck in the middle and the sticking it to your older siblings. Musically, what can suggested as influences within Safe To Swim’s debut release draws to The Breeders and the cooler edge of American post punk: Weezer, Harvey Danger and They Might Be Giants. There’s the raucous, stumbling intro much similar to Cannonball by the aforementioned Breeders, furthermore there’s the loud, quiet, loud structure which dynamically gives the chorus the platform to be the anthem that it becomes. This is a song with guts to it and demands to be played loud, with a guitar line like this demonstrated in the chorus – I’m excited to see what is next from this bunch. Listen to this song, their debut single below and get down to Fitzherbert’s on the 20th of March to see them strut their stuff with TWIN and Fallow Deer.
Categories: What We Caught in Brighton