Swim Deep is the latest indie buzz band to emerge from the Birmingham, England B-Town music scene. The B-Town scene is a term given to bands that have risen from the Digbeth area of Birmingham over the last two plus years. Swim Deep joins fellow Digbeth groups such as Peace, Troumaca, and JAWS as bands on the come. Although all of these bands have different vibes, local journalists have run with this term to allegedly invented a music scene fad. Members of Swim Deep and Peace claim that they invented the term and are embarrassed that NME and other London based media outlets continue to use the silly term.
The Birmingham four piece consists of Austin Williams (vocals), Tom Higgins (guitar), Zachary Robinson (drums) and Cavan McCarthy (bass). The band formed in 2011 and credits The Stone Roses, Nirvana, and The Jesus and Mary Chain for the band even existing. In their short career, the indie dream pop band have released five singles along with their debut full-length Where The Heaven Are We. The critically acclaimed debut LP dropped back on August 5.
Fans of eighties dream pop, nineties shoegaze, or bands that have Deep in their name should already have Swim Deep in heavy rotation. As for the rest of the current B-Town music scene… everyone knows I’ve been singing the praises of Peace since late 2012 and if you like FOALS you’ll dig JAWS.
Check out the Swim Deep Videos below:
“She Changes The Weather”
Download “Where The Heaven Are We” here: