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COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

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WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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Wildswim

Wildswim

COUNT DRACHMA
Shacklewell Arms
Monday 26 March 2012

FREE ENTRY - DOWNLOAD TICKET IN ADVANCE
WILDSWIMMUSIC.COM/

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes.
Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.
Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

 

WILDSWIM. The name is drawn from Kate Rew’s book of the same title, a book detailing the wonders of open-air swimming. As far as literary counterparts go it may seem an odd choice, however, upon hearing the music, there is no doubt that this 5-piece are exploring waters new with their immersive rippling soundscapes. Richard Sansom, Carlos Posada, Jamie Jay, Sam Robinson and Jacob Lively have been playing together for 5 years now. That means they first set out as 14 year olds but are now creating the very music that the industry of current raves about for its aged sophistication and intricacy. Admittedly this raving is a little bemusing on account of the pioneers of this sound also being remarkably young, think The XX and James Blake. Indeed WILDSWIM could well be the lovechild of such pioneers, albeit one that has most definitely forged its own path. They vary through the flitting musical landscapes of everything from minimalist dubstep, past deep house, right on to baroque pop in a manner that sees cautious exploration jettisoned in favour of a tempestuous jaunt through an eclectic netherworld of modern sounds, all capped off by Sansom’s powerful baritone.Heard live WILDSWIM are a force to be reckoned with. That’s not to say they’re the sort to thrash around wildly in an attempt to whip the crowd into frenzy, more that being in the same room as them leads to an even more compelling encounter.  Haunting, ardent vocals laid over a fascinating instrumental backdrop, their sound may easily lure any crowd into a near hypnotic state. A state that makes the journey from forlorn lust to dreamy euphoria that their music charts an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. 

Count Drachma… lyrically influenced by South African bands Juluka & Savuka, musically by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and Connecticut’s tUnEyArDs. Look out for looped saxophone grooves. They comprise two members of Oxford folk-poppers Stornoway plus Zander Bad-Zad on fingerless gloves, with instrumental ululations from latest addition Kirk “Epic” Ikon on mbaqanga violin.

 

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