I’ve always had great respect for a band who are intensely influenced by other musicians yet use this influence to create music that is entirely their own, unique. Swim Deep are a prime example of this, showing strong similarities to the melodies of The Cure and The Smiths, particularly in this fantastic new album. My top track has to be ‘The Sea’, perfectly melodramatic and light to draw out the last few weeks of summer.
King City, Francisco and Honey are amount my other favorites on the album but what I really love about it is how it fits together as a body of work, there are few albums that I can listen to in one sitting again and again, but this one is brilliant for relaxing on a quiet afternoon or evening with a cheeky glass of wine!
Overall I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Cure-esque slightly alternative tunes or simply looking for a good light hearted indie album.