Share New Single ‘Dreams Of Iceland’
“You’ve probably already seen SWANES on all the trendy Spotify indie playlists, the dreaded algorithm knows: they’re worth a listen” – The 405
“SWANES merge hypnotising synths with their dreamy vocals” – The Line Of Best Fit
“A chilled out, laid back vibe lends itself to those looking to take it easy in the extreme heat” – EARMILK
“SWANES employs aqueous electronics and vulnerable, soulful vocals to speak candidly of personal struggles” – Bandcamp Daily
Radio 1-tipped Toronto duo, SWANES, comprising of brothers Michael and Stefan Bildy, are today sharing their new single, ‘Dreams Of Iceland’ – listen here. The lucid new cut follows previous releases on French/Japanese label, Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco) and will be supported with a date as part of Canadian Music Week where they will perform at The Garrison, Toronto on May 7, 2019.
With production that is coloured by rich atmospherics and vibrant idiosyncrasies, ‘Dreams Of Iceland’ is another expansive step forward for the pair. Drawing on ancient Nordic song forms, melodies, and recorded folklore, ‘Dreams of Iceland’ cuts a fine curve between icy electronic soundscapes and tropical pop, looking to explore various tropes of relationships through sultry vocal harmonies and an earworm chorus hook.
Alongside tips from the likes of COLORS and Bandcamp Daily, as well as continued support from David Dean Burkhart’s esteemed YouTube channel, SWANES have found success on influential Spotify playlists such as ‘Indie All-Stars’ and ‘Fresh Finds’. The pair, who were recently highlighted by Australian electronic heavyweights, Future Classics (Flume, Jagwar Ma), have plans to tour North America extensively later in the year – dates to follow shortly.