The fabulous Cold Water Swimmers release new single “Everything We’ve Ever Had, We’ve Had To Fight” on their own DIY or DIE label on May 13th.
“You hyperventilate, within seconds your heart begins to race, and your blood pressure spikes….” Cold Water Swimmers formed in Prestwich, Manchester on January 24th, 2018, the same day Mark E Smith passed away but that’s just a coincidence. The three-piece fronted by guitarist and songwriter Chris Bridgett along with Carrie Lawson on bass guitar and Selina Clements Woolnough on drums have firmly cemented their position as one of Manchester’s most exciting and original new bands. Releasing their debut album Holiday at The Secret Lake on their own label DIY or DIE to massive acclaim in 2021 and with new music scheduled for release in 2022 Cold Water Swimmers are making friends across the globe!
The single features the album version of the track and an early live acoustic performance of the song recorded live at the Acoustic Café Manchester in June 2019. Available to download, stream, and as a limited edition CD single, the profits from this release will be donated to two local charities.
Chris (Guitar/Vox – ex-Dub Sex, Rude Club and The G.O.D) explains, “this is the last song we’ll release from our debut album and it goes back to the start for us, it feels right. that people hear this song now, we started to write this shortly after Grenfell when I saw a picture of someone taking a selfie with the tower in the background, it made me feel sick. I continued to write it jamming with squatters in the Hulme Hippodrome and finished writing it, inspired, by a visit, with my son to the People’s History Museum in Manchester. This song is on a journey and that’s not over yet, everything we’ve ever had we’ve had to fight for is a stronger message now, more than ever before. Fight for your NHS, your working rights, rights of movement, speech, housing, dignity, it’s all under attack and we have to fight, like those before us, who fought for what we’ve enjoyed throughout our lifetimes.”
All profits from the sale of the limited edition CD and Spotify streaming royalties will be shared equally between Disability Stockport and the work Pauline Town does with homeless and vulnerable people in Tameside. So get over to their Bandcamp page and snap yourself up a copy before they all disappear. Tell ’em Andi sent you, you won’t regret it.