Today, Swim Deep have released their first album in four years with Cooking Vinyl. Following the self-induced hiatus, Emerald Classics materialises personnel changes, friendships revived, relationships requited and 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.
The introduction of the album brings a big statement: To Feel Good, a gospel infused and spoken word track featuring Margate’s Social Singing choir. The evoking dose of self-loathing in the shape of a particularly dark but wonderfully shot video, which opens another chapter in what thus far has been a life-affirming roller coaster of reality, struggle and proof that you can keep going. Watch the video here.
“Heavily indebted to ‘90s indie pop but never boringly reverential – it’s the sound of a band mining the past into a vibrant future.” – CLASH Magazine
The group’s intrinsic feel good factor and DIY ethos of the early days and synth-pop strains of Mothers shine through. The album was 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.”
Catch Swim Deep on tour in October, with London and Manchester already sold out, don’t miss the remaining dates. Get your tickets here.