Swimming Bell is the project of Katie Schottland. The Brooklyn-based folk singer broke her foot in 2015, and her imposed inactivity led her to write music. She writes by ear, having no formal musical training, and learned some basic chords from a chord sheet she printed out in order to work out how to play Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. From these gentle beginnings, she launched her debut EP, ‘The Golden Heart’, in October 2017, which was met with critical acclaim.
Four piece post-punk new wave band, The Blue Wave Pavilion are started live performances back in June at the Brudenell Social Club, in their home-base of Leeds. Opening for All We Are, the band have gone on to do a headline show at Manchester’s Night & Day Café, as well as an opening slot for Himalayas at Leeds’ Lending Room, which also featured This Feeling.