Bath-based dream pop five-piece Night Swimming have released their debut double single, Freight Train/A Wall. We asked them the BIG questions . . .

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Formed in 2021, the band have spent the last year honing their sound at sold-out headline shows in their home city of Bath and supporting the likes of China Bears and Sad Night Dynamite.

How would you describe your music?

We would describe our music as dream pop with subtle shoegaze and trip-hop influences.

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Who are your musical inspirations?

We're inspired by bands such as Wolf Alice, Radiohead, Beach House and London Grammar. We like music that is atmospheric and hypnotic to listen to. We love the cinematic nature of these bands and how their music conjures up stark images in your head. We’re also influenced by the trip-hop rhythms of local bands, Portishead and Massive Attack, and try to incorporate this into our sound.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

Meg - A Ben Howard concert in Liverpool

Sam - Marmozets in Bristol.

Jesse - David Byrne at Big Chill fest

Torin - My dad

Josh - N-Dubz in Plymouth.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Meg - Loud by Rihanna.

Sam - The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.

Jesse - Plastic Beach by Gorrilaz.

Torin - Steal This Album by System of a Down.

Josh - Turn It Up by Pixie Lott.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Our current favourite song is I Am You by Just Mustard. We really love their new record, Heart Under, and have been to a couple of their Bristol shows together.

Favourite lyric of all time?

Meg - "Just cause you feel it doesn’t mean it’s there"

Sam - "No matter the cost of rain, I will shelter you all the same"

Jesse - "Running away is easy, it’s the leaving that’s hard"

Torin - "It is so, what a magnificent purpose. Move with a purpose. Such a purpose. It is such a purpose"

Josh - "Parading in a wake of sad relations, as their shoes fill up with water"

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Meg - Lover You Should’ve Come Over by Jeff Buckley.

Sam - Clean by The Japanese House.

Jesse - 'Blue in green’ by Miles Davis.

Torin - The Barrel - Aldous Harding.

Josh - We Stayed Up All Night by Tourist.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Our debut double single, Freight Train/A Wall, is on all streaming platforms. You can also find us @nightsswimming on Instagram and Facebook and our website.