Graffiti Vibe Introduces 'SWiiMS'
SWiiMS is a 4 piece rock outfit hailing from Toronto, Canada. After a few failed attempts to get the project off the ground, drummer Ken Hume and guitarist Colin Thompson, chanced upon singer/guitarist Mai Diaz Langou. Her elegant poetry and languid vocals meshed perfectly with the band’s jangly guitar pop and love of 60’s harmony. Bassist Cian O’Ruanaidh auditioned shortly after and was the perfect fit, immediately soaking the songs in tasty melodic hooks and driving energy.
Their unique blend of Brit Rock, New Wave, Dream Pop and Shoegaze elements swirl around beautifully crafted lyrics and harmonies to create a sound that is all their own. Their debut single is “Fill Me Up” from the upcoming EP “Through Waves”.
“A delicious blend of what sounds at first like an early Cure influence musically, yet quickly takes a turn and you are pleasantly surprised by vocal sounds and an infectiously catchy melody, all while the dream-pop and shoegaze elements emerge, adding texture and layer to a very promising debut single from a band worth keeping our eyes and ears out for. The single is set for release June 26th, with a full length due out later this summer. We look forward to sharing the single with you once it's released.” - Joe Pugsley – Bloodmakesnoise.org
“The latest find from Mint 400 Records is Toronto’s SWiiMS whose bright, shuffling new single “Fill Me Up’ is just the right blast of Cure-meets-DIIV that this summer needs.” - Brian Erickson – One More