NEWS: Night Swimming release the evocative dream pop of ‘Evergreen’

Night Swimming have released their gorgeous new single ‘Evergreen’.  further expanding on their palette for sweeping dream pop. With shimmering guitar, and cyclical percussion infused with the beautifully bittersweet vocals of singer Meg Jones laden with longing and burning emotion for a love interest who is hot and cold. ‘I feel you close to me’ she sings as cymbals shiver like shopping trolleys colliding in the early hours. It’s an evocative atmosphere of rising emotion sweeping with heart.

Hailing from Bath they have been taken under the wing of British producer Peter Miles (FIZZ, Orla Gartland), the band decamped the southwest for Middle Farm Studios in Devon in 2023 to record their first body of work.

Recorded live to tape, industrial rhythms are set against a colourful, atmospheric soundscape, with the band noting the influence of Beach House and Slowdive’s live shows for their “combination of sensory elements” and the resulting “deepening of emotional response”. It’s a promising new offering from an emerging band.

Speaking more on the inspiration behind new single ‘Evergreen’, vocalist and lyricist Meg Jones said:

“Evergreen centres around the uncertainty of not knowing where you stand in a relationship. Despite this, it is also an expression of deep feeling for someone.”

Allowing their collective love of film and scores to motivate them to create music with a cinematic aesthetic, Night Swimming invite the listener to visualise and indulge their imaginations, with further influences ranging from tribal elders such as Cocteau TwinsThe Cure and Radiohead to more modern contemporary inspiration in the shape of Wolf AliceJust Mustard and Warpaint.

Lyricist and vocalist, Meg Jones writes in a semi-veiled autobiography, drawing on her own experiences, and the experiences of those close to her. In her teens, the lyricism of folk artists such as Joni MitchellLaura Marling and Ben Howard resonated with her, for their introspectiveness and sensitivity to detail. More recently, she has found inspiration in writers such as Daughter’s Elena TonraRobert Smith, and Lana Del Rey.

Night Swimming have been patient with their music and their craft – taking the necessary steps to hone their sound and live performance – and with “Evergreen” they have delivered a spectacular new statement of intent and a sure signifier of a busy 12 months ahead for the young band.

Night Swimming‘s new single ‘Evergreen’ is out now. The band support L’objectif and The Orielles in the coming weeks and headline Rough Trade Bristol on 28th September. Night Swimming will release their first project later this year.

Night Swimming are: Meg Jones (vocals), Sam Allen (guitar), Jesse Roache (guitar), Josh Nottle (bass), Torin Moore (drums)


20th April, The Grace – London
25th April, Louisiana – Bristol (supporting L’objectif)
7th May, Treehouse – Frome (supporting The Orielles)
28th Sep, Rough Trade – Bristol (Headline)

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.