Artist Picks // Swim Deep
We've all lead a normal life, primary school, high school, college, house parties, snogging and beer. Astin got kicked out of college and that's when he started a band called galahads with higgy. We met in Morrisons, isle 24, ready meals, packing them shelves good. We met Aack as we were walking passed a strip club in Walsall called 'Angies Basement' got talking and asked him to join a new band we were creating called 'Swim Deep'. We used to have another member called Wolfgang but his dad made him join the army, I heard he's doing well.
We like Lionel Ritchie, Blink-182 and Nirvana.
One Day by David Nicholls and endless amounts of love letters...
Austin is addicted to 90210. Silver and Gillian are babes.
Fifa, classic XI.
Dairylea dunkers jumbo rolls, the bread stick ones suck.
Make a list of your favourite things about being on earth?
Weed, love, beaches, defending on Fifa 12.
What's in your head right now?
Our new bassist cavan is stuck in manchester with no shoes or money
What 5 things define you?
Cheek bones, song writing, hot pants, passion for music, girls.
What five things bother you?
Nerds, shardend chavs, being skint, not being able to fly, not being in California.
If you could teach any class what would it be?
What did you dream of last night?
I was climbing up a mountain and my teeth fell out, and I feel in the ocean and got saved by mermaids.
What is your favourite thing to eat?
Lasagne, Macaroni cheese, Pizza.
Who are your favourite people?
George Michael, Jim Carrey and Patrick Swayze.
Describe your favourite outfit...
What was your favourite thing to do when you were young?
Climb trees, eat sand, spray my mohawk when I was on football tour for Bentley FC.
What five things would you like to try in your lifetime?
Ride a harley down route 66, bungie jump the grand canyon, canoe down the amazon, meet george michael, play the superbowl.
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Swim Deep are gearing up for the release of their debut album Where The Heaven Are We, which is available from August 5th via RCA Victor/Chess Club. In anticipation, the Brummie band have teamed up with Fryars for this remix of their catchy-as-hell single, 'King City'. [read more]
Welcome to the twentieth edition of New Music by Region. Every fortnight we aim to present the best new music in 8 major cities and regions from across the UK (and Ireland). With the help of regional correspondents, we present our shortlist of new music in Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Oxford. [read more]