“Avant garde post-punkers Die! Die! Die!’s 5th album is S.W.I.M. – an acronym for ‘someone who isn’t me’. The album sounds like a band reflecting on their trajectory while reinforcing their sound – though with little sense of where they may head next. The title also works well with the watery depths of the sound which would translate extremely well live, no doubt.
S.W.I.M. is a continuation of the band’s unique sound established on FORM andHarmony though less forced than the latter, the band has said. All the band’s technical skills remain; consistently tight drumming and guitar work create fragmented songs that waver, quaver and evoke emotion through varied tempos and a melding of shoe gaze, post punk and math rock notions.”