Swim Deep were initially billed as an indie hype, but there was always a lot more to the band than that.
Intrigued by electronics, the band recently went back in the studio eager to experiment. New single 'To My Brother' has just gone online, and it fuses a gospel tinged vocal with producer which explicitly recalls the Acid House era.
But this isn't some baggy work out. Rather, Swim Deep fuse their melodic approach to plenty of vintage Roland technology, bouncy bass lines and some euphoric lyrics.
Singer Austin Williams says: “There's been inspiration from the sound and ethics of the acid house movement of the late eighties. It feels like there are a lot of parallels with what we have today, that sort of determination to dance whilst everything falls apart around you. We're not being revivalists though, for us every summer could be the summer of love. This track comes from pure obsession with Motown hits, a 303 machine we dusted off in the studio and a heroic breakbeat whilst lyrically it's reflecting a war with my own words, a sort of frustrated parody. Preaching to myself."
Check it out now.
Catch Swim Deep at the following shows:
31 Manchester Deaf Institute
1 London Electrowerkz
2 Birmingham Oobleck
3 Glasgow King Tuts