Swim Deep hail from Birmingham and make chilled out good vibes that bring the beach and sunshine to the Midlands. Think Wavves meets Summer Camp and your almost there. We caught up with them for a Q and A before catching them at the Male Bonding show.
How did Swim Deep come about?
Me and wolfgang spent our time in our frees at college smoking weed talking about how it would be dope to be in a band, in a girl etc,
So we talked about it and then we sang about it.
For a band based in the West Midlands where did the fascination for the beach and waves come from?
We want to escape this Midlands/English bullshit, and who doesn't? no one wants to be in the fucking rain, none of us can surf, only one of us has a tan, and thats heridetry, we just dream of that kinda shit man, not waiting at a bus stop without encountering some dying old bloke on search for a nicotine rush. We wanna get away, far away.
Musically how does the writing process work? I understand you're very DIY with recordings using i-phones etc?
only one of us can afford an iphone man, but yeah, we write our music all together, usually someone, anyone, maybe austin, writes some gnarly riff then we all roll to that, if we had money we'd be fucking rich, but until then...
Favourite song in your set to play live and why?
We always love playing white witches, because its the end of the set and were all high of whatever, it goes down well, and we all go down well.
Future releases for Swim Deep?
We're recording all this bitter winter, with Dom Ganderton, a good mate of ours, we'l release that shit in jan/feb... expect some hazy crazy, were really looking forward to releasing the new vibezzzz.
Bands to look out for?
there's a lot of dope music at the moment thats new to some much anticipated ears.. yuck, gross magic, te3th, blood orange, tribes and our bros peace and is tropical. OH and The Wanted fucking rule.
Skate or play music?
Skating is just one big fucking laugh, we dont take ourselves seriously at all there. wheras music, playing music, is euphoric. if your going to skate to any oozik though, its always jurassic 5.
Top 5 records that changed your life ( collectively or individually)
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Gaslight Anthem - Miles davies
Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
Buddy Holly - Everyday