Just a few months ago, Chris Hess and Adam Winn were sporting the respective nicknames of Cookie SugarHips and Hot Damn Sweet Huckleberry and tramping around Florida under the name The Bastard Lovechild of Rock and Roll, AKA Le Blorr. Midway through February, however, they dropped the diva names and adopted the moniker SWIMM. Don’t be fooled; the name change hasn’t come with a major musical migration. The duo still pumps out foot-stomping rock with a psychedelic twist, which they’ll showcase on their re-debut EP, Feel, out April 23rd.
For proof, check out the latest cut from the release, “Tisk Tisk”. The track contracts and billows multiple times through its five-and-a-half minute run time, sucking in with gauzy guitars before expanding in a rush of drums and urgent riffs. Acid-dipped 70s grooves put a psychedelic spin on garage-rock Ã la Two Gallants, complete with the raucous drops that other two-piece is known for.
In fact, Hess’ slightly pinched vocals are reminiscent of Gallants’ Adam Stephens as he yelps, “Never had money / No, I never had gold / But you’ll never find another like me, oh no!” Loosen up that neck joint, ’cause you’ll be banging your head as soon as you hit play.
Pre-orders for Feel on six-track digital download, plus a four-track 10″ vinyl, are currently on going on the band’s Bandcamp.
02. Too Old
05. Tisk Tisk
06. Darkness of Love