Chew Magna are the latest project from members of Songs For Walter, Young British Artists, and Hot Shorts. They’ve been threatening to get together for a while and it’s now come to fruition. ‘Learning How To Swim’ is the product of a single night’s recording and it certainly whets the appetite for a forthcoming album, reportedly to be put together in November from an impressive 20 songs. If this debut single is anything to go on, expect the purest of ’90s indie rock fuzzy fun, the beef of Dinosaur Jr and lean songwriting chops of Pavement. Lots of fun, basically.
If you missed them at their first gig at Sounds From the Other City festival earlier in the year, they play the cosy surrounds of the Eagle Inn in Salford on 16 September. ‘Learning How To Swim’ is out the day before.