Friday 26 July 2013

Swim Deep - King City

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It's just over a week until one of the so called "B-town" champions, Swim Deep, release their much anticipated debut album 'Where The Heaven Are We?'. Ahead of release, the Birmingham quartet are putting out this new version of 'King City' as a single. One of the tracks that helped them become such a hyped band over the past year, 'King City' was first released just over a year ago but now comes re-recorded and with a new video which the band filmed on their first visit to the US. The sunny climes of of L.A. provide perfect visuals to such a summery tune.

It will ultimately be the success (or lack thereof) of the album that decides whether Swim Deep have been worth the press attention they've gained, but their run of singles so far has been outstanding (see also 'The Sea' and ace former OROTW 'She Changes The Weather'). 'King City', as fans will no doubt already be aware, is a firm favourite and a splendid addition to this run, as synths chime in the background and a driving beat pushes the song off into the sun accompanied by some enthusiastic "ooh oohs" that all point to this track becoming a potential anthem for the indie masses this summer.

Swim Deep's website

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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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