Swim Deep are an indie pop band from West Midlands, England consisting of Austin Williams (vocals), Tom Higgins (guitar), Zachary Robinson (drums) and Cavan McCarthy (bass). Swim Deep formed in 2011 by Austin Williams, Tom ‘Higgy’ Higgins and Wolfgang J Harte. Harte left the band in late 2012 and was replaced by Cavan McCarthy. They have often been identified as part of the emerging Digbeth-based B-Town scene.
The band began to record in Brussels in the last few months of 2012 of what would soon be their debut album. During their career, they have released five singles which have received critical acclaim. They released their debut album Where the Heaven Are We on August 5, 2013. It was originally meant to be on 29 July, but it was moved to a later date for unknown reasons.
They have played shows with Splashh, Spector, Citizens! and the Mystery Jets. The band also accompanied Two Door Cinema Club on their February 2013 UK tour, alongsideBastille. In February 2013, a video was released for their next single “The Sea”. The single was released the month after on 7″ vinyl and download, backed with a cover of “Down by the Seaside”. In May 2013 they released their fourth single “She Changes the Weather”, along with an EP of the same name.
In early May, Swim Deep put the pre-order links up on their official store. Where the Heaven Are We is due to be released in August, 2013, on 12″ vinyl, CD and digital download. Limited edition signed vinyl are also to be released featuring a 7″ of two early demos. A Japan only EP was released in May titled Sun on My Back made up of early demos, B-sides and “King City”. In June, the band released a new video for the re-release of “King City”. The single is due for release in July. In July 2013 it was revealed that the deluxe edition of Where the Heaven Are We would feature a bonus track “Crush”.
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- Gig preview: Swim Deep, Manchester Ritz, Tuesday September 17 (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)