Thursday, 1 August 2013

Swim Deep - Crush/Francisco

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The debut album by Birmingham indie/pop band Swim Deep has been one of the most anticipated of the year and has generally garnered great reviews all round (although the NME were a little lukewarm in their piece, but things are hit and miss with that publication anyway). We've already sung the praises of the album's singles thus far, and with release day being Monday 5th of August, we thought we should give you the heads up about a special deal that those who pre-order 'Where The Heaven Are We' through iTunes will receive an exclusive bonus track, 'Crush', which you can hear below.

With their typical blend of modern guitar-pop, summery, baggy-influences and melodies that hit you instantly, it seems as though 'Crush' is worth putting in an advance purchase for, plus you get recent single 'King City' immediately as part of the package. With Swim Deep just about every song sounds like it could be a single, and this is no exception. If the tunes we've featured so far haven't been enough to whet your appetite, then have a go on this preview of album track 'Francisco', another that's being streamed ahead of release and another that mixes those key ingredients to create yet more sparkling loveliness that will brighten up your day instantly. It's increasingly looking like Swim Deep are one of the country's very finest new bands.

Swim Deep's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

Stuck Festival
Fri, Aug 2, Salzburg, Austria

Fri, Sept 6, Robin Hill Country Park , Isle Of Wight

Newcastle Warehouse 34
Sat, Sept 14, The Warehouse, Newcastle

Oran Mor
Sun Sept 15, Òran Mór, Glasgow, UK

Sheffield Queens Social Club
Mon, Sept 16, Queens Social Club, Sheffield

Manchester Academy 3
Tues, Sept 17, Manchester Academy UK

Liverpool Kazimier
Wed, Sept 18, The Kazimier, Liverpool

Leeds Cockpit
Thurs, Sept 19, The Cockpit, Leeds

Birmingham Town Hall
Fri, Sept 20, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sat, Sept 21, THE RESCUE ROOMS, Nottingham, UK

The Globe Cardiff
Sun, Sept 22, The Globe, Cardiff

Oxford Academy
Mon, Sept 23, O2 Oxford Academy, Oxford

Cambridge Junction
Tues, Sept 24, The Junction, Cambridge

Brighton Concorde
Wed, Sept 25, Concorde 2, Brighton

Shepherds Bush Empire
Thurs, Sept 26, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

Inrocks Festival
Thurs, Nov 7, Paris, France

Amsterdam Paradiso
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin Magnet
Mon, Nov 11, Magnet Club, Berlin, Germany

Cologne Stadtgarten
Tues, Nov 12, Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany

Munich Atomic Cafe
Wed, Nov 13, The Atomic Café, Munich, Germany

Hamburg Molotow
Thurs, Nov 14, Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

Zurich Exil
Tues, Nov19, EXIL Zürich, Switzerland

Vienna B72
Wed, Nov 20, B72

Rome XS Live
Thurs, Nov 21, XS Live

Milan LoFi
Fri, Nov 22, Lo Fi Milano

Lille La Péniche
Sun, Nov 24, La Péniche (Officiel) Lille, France

Oslo Parkeatret
Tues, Nov 26, Parkeatret

Copenhagen Loppen
Thurs, Nov 28, Musik Loppen, Christiania, København, Denmark

Barcelona Pop Bar
Fri, Nov 29, Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

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