grace, doubt and sabotage


'deft deconstructions…a performer that commands attention…intense and revealing' argus

mute swimmer is the principal musical project of the berlin based british artist guy dale. with a changing cast of collaborators and players he has described the project as being 'governed by grace, doubt and sabotage'. as fascinated with extending the songwriting form as he is in dismantling it - his songs are approached with the tactics of an artist. intense, poignant and ironically funny by turns mute swimmer create beguiling music hewn from disparate strands of art, folk music and alternative rock in singular fashion.


new LP air itself is due for an early 2017 release and features contributions from daniella grimm (earnest and without you), vincenz kokot (my sister grenadine), yan fabre and dorian taywood.

second (LP, 2014) and present perfect (EP, 2015) were recorded as a full band - with bernhard bauch (drums), felix koch (trumpet) and nicolai schorr (bass) 

single song against itself / some examples is available on itunes and 7" vinyl through bleeding heart recordings, piccadilly records where it was a single of the week. other releases include old tricks (w/ own road, 2013), orientation (2011) and mute swimmer (2010).

contact and booking inquiries: muteswimmer(at)  

Some Examples / Song Against Itself - Single - Mute Swimmer

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