Band: Swim Deep
The lowdown: Four lads from landlocked Birmingham who do a nice line in melodic 90s surf rock. Front: Austin Williams, guitar: Tom Higgins, bass: Cavan McCarthy, drums: Zach Robinson. Recently toured with Spector and Two Door Cinema Club. New track The Sea came out a couple of weeks ago, but it’s this one we’re still hooked on.
The lyric that sticks: “Don’t just dream in your sleep, it’s just lazy.”
Signed to: Chess Club/Sony RCA
What’s next? Touring the US then to Brussels to record their debut album. They’re working with Charlie Hugall who produced Honey. Playing Bennicassim.
Unusual fact: Cavan has no musical training, Williams met him on the dancefloor. “I knew he couldn’t play bass and he’s never played any instrument but we asked him to join the band because he loves music so much.”