Swim Deep play melodic, guitar-based rock that belies the influence of '80s dream pop and '90s shoegaze. Formed in Birmingham in 2011, the band features guitarist/vocalist Austin Williams, guitarist Tom Higgins, bassist Cavan McCarthy, and drummer Zachary Robinson. Swim Deep signed with Chess Club in 2012 and released their debut single, "King City." Several singles followed and helped garner press interest as well as a growing fan following. In 2013, Swim Deep released their debut full-length album, Where the Heaven Are We.
During the recording of their second album the band recruited the keyboard player, James Balamont. In February of 2015 the group released the first single from the new album, the acid-house inspired, 'To My Brother'. The track was a clear change in direction for the band; lead singer, Austin Williams, explained the decision by claiming, “I feel like we’re all shaving our heads and going to war with this record.”
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