03 Oct, 2019
SWIM DEEP herald their return having been Annie Mac's Hottest Record on Radio One - sharing 'To Feel Good' and announcing details of their new album 'Emerald Classics', on their newly formed label imprint Pop Committee through Cooking Vinyl on October 4th, 2019 across all formats.
Newly reconfigured as a five-piece they now number original frontman Austin alongside bassist Cav and James on keyboards with ex-Childhood drummer Tomas Tomaski whilst Cav's catwalk partner-in-crime Robbie Wood takes over guitar duties.
Following the release of 2015's album 'Mothers' and a US tour with The 1975, the band embarked on a self-induced hiatus to take stock - four years and two albums had taken their dreams and good looks and offered them everything in return - An everything that never quite materialised.
Personnel changes, friendships revived, relationships requited sees the original axis of Austin and Cav return together with a steely confidence and a collection of their most fully-fledged pop songs yet.
The first taste of this new relationship is the gospel infused and spoken word of album opener 'To Feel Good' - Featuring Margate's Social Singing choir, the track's a big statement and an even bigger song that transcends the group's intrinsic feel good factor and DIY ethos of the early days through to the synth-pop strains of 'Mothers'. The Evoking a dose of self-loathing in the shape of a particularly dark but wonderfully shot video, 'To Feel Good' opens another chapter in what thus far has been a life-affirming rollercoaster of reality, struggle and proof that you can keep going.
Recorded on the South East Kent coast over a three week period late last summer with Dave McCracken presiding over production duties - who has worked with everyone from Ian Brown to Beyoncé and proceeded to meld the pop sensibility of their debut and the burned out psychedelia of their second - as Austin recognises; "He's a very vital part of this record. Maybe the most vital."
'Emerald Classics' - an album for dreamers and pub jukeboxes.
03 Jun, 2019
Swim Deep will tour the UK in October, to promote their new album 'Emerald Classics', which is released on 4th October.
03 Jun, 2019
Swim Deep present their new single 'To Feel Good', taken from the forthcoming album 'Emerald Classics', to be released on 4th October.
Featured in NME.
11 Mar, 2019
The Dot To Dot festival takes place at various venues in Manchester, Bristol & Nottingham from 24th-26th May. It features Primary Talent International artists:
...The Night Café
03 Jul, 2018
Swim Deep are working on a new album (their third), with new band members. Full story in the NME.
01 Dec, 2015
The NME Awards Shows 2016, will take places at various venues throughout London during February 2016. Primary Talent artists taking part will be: ...together PANGEA
See artist pages for full details.
02 Oct, 2015
Some excellent reviews for Swim Deep's new album 'Mothers', on RCA / Chess Club, released today.
Their UK tour begins on 10th October.
25 Sep, 2015
Swim Deep tour the UK in October 2015, to promote their new album 'Mothers'. They will be supported by Pretty Vicious, The Magic Gang & Catholic Action.
14 Sep, 2015
Swim Deep have made a short 'bands-eye view' documentary on playing at this years Reading & Leeds festivals.
04 Sep, 2015
Swim Deep new video for their single 'Namaste', is premiered in Guardian Music. Their second album, 'Mothers', is out on 25 September through Chess Club / RCA Records.
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