Single of the week: Swim Camp – A Different Kind of Sleep review

by Philip Moss

Everything in its own time seems to be the mantra of Swim Camp’s Tom Morris on new single, A Different Kind of Sleep. Drifting between waking nights and the dreamy dysphoria of days, the second taste from upcoming album, Fishing in a Small Boat, is airy and free.

Existing somewhere between Kid A’s most atmospheric moments, and Hovvdy’s Cranberry, the ambience of Morris’ creaking furniture punctuates a rhythm through the first half of the song – and is perfectly paired with the Philadelphia songwriter’s voice, which doesn’t stretch much beyond spoken word. But at the midpoint, A Different Kind of Sleep awakens – slipping into a seance like coda – that could and probably should be allowed to loop like eternal white noise.

On this basis, Fishing in a Small Boat will make a comfortable place to let the hours drift away.

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