Ambient synth-pop band, Swimming With Dolphins will release their debut album, ‘Water Colours’, on May 17 via Tooth & Nail.
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) and Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade), 'Water Colours' is the summation of two-years plus writing for sole-member, Austin Tofte:
"There's a lot more tribulation in this record that inspired lyrics," Tofte says of the album. "There's a long relationship throughout half the process that those songs are about-the different phases of the relationship. It is a really relational record, and pretty intimate and revealing of my emotions and the things I was going through. I love poppy, toe-tapping stuff, but I don't really find myself writing a lot of lyrics that just put the cherry on top of that."
Tofte is currently on tour with Family Force 5.
"I'm ready to be on the road," Tofte says. "I've spent a lot of time writing and in the studio, and I've got a band now, and we're all excited about it. It's awesome. I feel like we're going to have fun on this record, for a while, and it's been a long time coming. It feels like a new chapter."
4/19 - Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theatre
4/20 - New Orleans, LA @ HOB Parish
4/22 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
4/25 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
4/26 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
4/28 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
4/29 - Nashville, TN @ RockeTown
4/30 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
5/01 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/03 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
5/04 - NYC @ Highline Ballroom
5/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
5/06 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
5/07 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
5/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
5/11 - Detroit, MI @ The Eagle Theatre
5/12 - Chicago, IL @ HOB
5/13 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
5/15 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club