Single Review – Swim Deep – Grand Affection

Birmingham’s Swim Deep are looking to move on from the cute psychedelia and Hanson aesthetic with their new album Mothers out on September 18th. Their debut LP Where the Heaven Are We made up for in production ability what it lacked in substance. They look to be channelling Kraftwerk and McCartney with their new single ‘Grand Affection’ and harnessing that ability in the studio with a song that is anchored around a bulky, synth beat with a echoed riffs and bass lines floating across it in much the same way Austin William’s vocals do. It’s a track that remains rather simple in terms of structure and perhaps still lacking a but of substance, but the delivery and presentation of something relatively simple is rather impressive as they open up and extend the boundaries of the tracks sound. A promising start for their new album.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995