Sunday 28 July 2013

Swim Deep | Where The Heaven Are We

1. Intro 2. Fransisco 3. King City 4. Honey 5. Colour Your Ways 6. Make My Sun Shine 7. The Sea 8. Red Lips I Know 9. Soul Trippin 10. Stray 11. She Changes The Weather

Through their clear cut view on modern day romanticism Swim Deep have managed to give birth to quite the phenomenal debut record. Hoping to propel themselves from the inner city boundaries of Birmingham to join the likes of Peace, Jaws and Palma Violets in the Indie-Pop frenzy that's taking the UK by storm, 'Where The Heaven Are We' is a profound effort that will surely root them as one of this years biggest stand out artists. 

Emerging on to the scene with their demo for Isla Vista just over 2 years ago word quickly broke out about the fresh faced young four piece as their hype began to grow and grow. Over these 2 years a snowball effect has taken place with them skyrocketing to success making them a must see act on any festival line-up. Not to mention being featured in almost nearly all music magazines worth mentioning. I guess the question on everybody's lips is does the album live up to its expectations. Without a doubt on the matter my answer is yes!

With their run of singles 'Honey', 'King City' and the effervescent 'She Changes The Weather' we already feel established with their sound, almost like coming home to a familiar smell, and as the album's opener 'Fransisco' sets the pace for the rest of the record with glistening motifs and chilled summer slacker vibes it doesn't take long before you become encased in their vision. Characterised by the joyous tones and blissed out harmonies this band create, there really is something for everyone as their diverse and articulated delivery makes for an overwhelming display of Indie Pop perfection.

By the time 'Honey's' sultry synths wrap their warm and voluptuous textures around your heart you'll be more than won over with this undeniably summer infused sound as lead singer Austin Williams goes on to give some pretty solid advice "Don't just dream in your sleep it's just lazy" sung with his signature airy vocals.

Whilst there are some tracks that fail to make any lasting impression such as 'The Sea' and 'Red Lips I Know' as a whole the album remains a prominent exploration for the band as they experiment through their playing styles and techniques. I'm sure if there's a follow up (which I whole heartedly hope for) they'll have their sound even more defined building on this success.

Where The Heaven Are We might have been a long time coming but when it's this irresistibly memorable, romantic, and damn right impressive who are we to complain.

Full dates for the bands up and coming tour can be found below. You can Pre-Order the album now which is due out 5th August 2013. Available at the following links: iTunes, Amazon and from the Swim Deep Store.

Live Dates
September 14 Newcastle, Warehouse 34
September 15 - Glasgow, Oran Mor
September 16 - Sheffield Queen's Social Club
September 17 - Manchester Academy
September 19 - Leeds Cockpit
September 20 - Birmingham Town Hall
September 21 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
September 22 - Cardiff The Globe
September 23 - Oxford 02 Academy 2
September 24 - Cambridge The Junction
September 25 - Brighton Concorde 2
September 27 - London Shepherd's Bush Empire


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