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EXCLUSIVE: SWISS LIPS 'CRUEL SUMMER' MIXTAPE

Swiss Lips are the quintet that are quickly becoming Manchester’s most exciting export since Hurts. Apart from a name that sounds like a euphemism for the female anatomy, Swiss Lips have an abundance of punchy crossover pop, indie and electro songs and nothing to prove. Wonderland managed to squeeze an exclusive summer mixtape out of them.

Firstly, the band name? Whose idea was it and are we right in assuming the innuendoes?

It just rolled off the tongue, popped into my mind and it felt right. The innuendo thing is a coincidence, if you look on Urban Dictionary for more than a minute you realise that every word or phrase has some filth connection.

How did the band come together?

We’re all from Manchester and Manchester isn’t very big. We’ve all known each other for years, playing in different bands and hanging out.

What will set you apart from the hoard of other Mancunian bands that have descended from the north?

I don’t think that we sound typically Mancunian so it’s hard to say. Hopefully our songwriting will set us apart from some bands, and our lack of northern grit.

Who have been your main influences and inspiration when writing your record?

Probably each other and our friends and family. The theme of the album seems to be acknowledging mortality and embracing the short time we have.

Words: Shane Hawkins

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EXCLUSIVE: SWISS LIPS 'CRUEL SUMMER' MIXTAPE

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