Mute Swimmer | Live @ ORANGE ’EAR 2011
‘…like Talking Heads trashing Nick Cave’s wendy house in a Samuel Beckett production’ TM
‘Deft deconstructions…a performer that commands attention…intense and revealing’ Argus
Mute Swimmer is a moniker of British songwriter and visual artist Guy Dale. Drawing from strands of folk, new wave and post-rock Dale writes songs with the tactics of a performance artist taking the process of writing and the moment of performance itself as a subject. Romantic, ironic and hauntingly melancholic by rapid turns he has quickly earned a reputation as a compelling live performer.
Song Against Itself is out now on Bleeding Heart Recordings and was a single of the week in Rough Trade and Picadilly Records. Other releases include Mute Swimmer (2010) on Woodland Recordings. He also makes experimental sound works under the name Dala.
Mute Swimmer has performed alongside Stanley Brinks (Andre Herman Dune), David Thomas Broughton, Richard Youngs, Alistair Roberts, Carla Bozulich and She Keeps Bees among many others. Mute Swimmer has performed widely in the UK and mainland Europe. He is currently based in Berlin.