News Mon 3 Jun 2019

SWIM DEEP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, 'EMERALD CLASSICS'

SWIM DEEP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, 'EMERALD CLASSICS'

SWIM DEEP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, 'EMERALD CLASSICS'

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Autumn 2019 UK live dates

SWIM DEEP herald their return today having been Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio One last night -  sharing  To Feel Good and announcing details of their new album Emerald Classics, on their newly formed label imprint Pop Committee through Cooking Vinyl on October 4th, 2019 across all formats.

Newly reconfigured as a five-piece they now number original frontman Austin alongside bassist Cav and James on keyboards with ex-Childhood drummer Tomas Tomaski whilst Cav’s catwalk partner-in-crime Robbie Wood takes over guitar duties.

Following the release of 2015’s album Mothers and a US tour with 1975, the band embarked on a self-induced hiatus to take stock – four years and two albums had taken their dreams and good looks and offered them everything in return – An everything that never quite materialised. Personnel changes, friendships revived, relationships requited sees the original axis of Austin and Cav return together with a steely confidence and a collection of their most fully-fledged pop songs yet.

 Emerald Classics is available to pre-order here.

The first taste of this new relationship is the gospel infused and spoken word of album opener To Feel Good – Featuring Margate’s Social Singing choir, the track’s a big statement and an even bigger song that transcends the group’s intrinsic feel good factor and DIY ethos of the early days through to the synth-pop strains of Mothers. The Evoking a dose of self-loathing in the shape of a particularly dark but wonderfully shot video, To Feel Good opens another chapter in what thus far has been a life-affirming rollercoaster of reality, struggle and proof that you can keep going.

 Recorded on the South East Kent coast over a three week period late last summer  with Dave McCracken presiding over production duties – who has worked with everyone from Ian Brown to Beyoncé and  proceeded to meld the pop sensibility of their debut and the burned out psychedelia of their second – as Austin recognises; “ He’s a very vital part of this record. Maybe the most vital.”  Emerald Classics – an album for dreamers and pub jukeboxes.

TRACKLISTING: 

To Feel Good

021 Desire

Bruised

World I Share

Father I Pray

Sail Away, Say Goodbye

Drag Queens In Soho

Happy As Larrie

Top Of The Pops

Never Stop Pinching Myself

 Having previously announced a run of 0121 Desire hometown shows in Birmingham, now sold out, Swim Deep have confIrmed a run of dates this Autumn as follows:

 June

18  BIRMINGHAM  Sunflower Lounge sold out

19  BIRMINGHAM  Sunflower Lounge sold out

20  BIRMINGHAM  Sunflower Lounge sold out

October

05  BRIGHTON  The Haunt

06  CARDIFF  The Globe

08  BRISTOL  The Exchange

09  SOUTHAMPTON. The Loft

10  LEICESTER  O2 Academy

11  LIVERPOOL  District

13  GLASGOW  Stereo

14  NEWCASTLE  The Cluny

15  LEEDS  The Wardrobe

19  MANCHESTER  Band On The Wall

20  NOTTINGHAM  Bodega Social Club

21  NORWICH  The Waterfront

22  CAMBRIDGE  The Portland Arms

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