Band of the month for October is one to side-track you from the dark nights and back to summer of lazy beach days, festival fun and frivolity. Swim Deep may have sound tracked the sun but now the Birmingham baggy revivalists are showcasing their newly released album Where the Heaven Are We on a full UK tour, making you not want to wave goodbye to these more favoured times just yet.
Reeling in Birmingham’s current 90s revival alongside better known Peace, as well as Jaws and Splashh, Swim Deep reflect The Stone Roses with Primal Scream’s dreamier moments and a dash of MGMT feel good.
After a busy summer of festivals across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and The Great Escape and achieving top 10 chart success, 2013 has been Swim Deep’s year making way for more promising prospects to come.
Standout singles King City and The Sea have been drawing attention in all forms including an unfavourable nod from reality TV show Made in Chelsea. But don’t let that hinder the band’s potential. Their mix of heavy synths, shoe gaze and raucous 90s grunge is performed with little pretence, and the authentic aura’s promise to transport you to an entrancing, sun kissed daydream.