We really can’t get enough of Bristol band Swimming Girls. Their special blend of shoegaze, dream-pop and retro indie-pop creates the most wonderfully atmospheric sound, and the quite brilliant Back of Your Car epitomises just what they’re capable of.

The dark-yet-dreamy vocals of Vanessa Gimenez provide the icing on the cake of an intricately arranged soundscape and, even more impressively, none of this is a mere trick of the studio – the four-piece absolutely deliver the exact same impact in their live performance, as we’ve been lucky enough to witness a few times during the course of 2018.

Despite hearing this shimmering tune countless times since it’s release right back at the start of the year, it’s still capable of sending a shiver down the spine. It’s a rock-solid pick for our list of top tracks from the past 12 months.


Swimming Girls – Back of Your Car



Swimming Girls
Swimming Girls (photo by Martin Allen for Sync)

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