Indie darlings Swim Deep come back from the cold with a sharp right-angle of a track, "To My Brother".
This is the first single to feature "live multi-instrumentalist and long term like minded associate" James Balmont, the newest member of Swim Deep.
It sees them veer towards synth-based dance pop, borrowing heavily from Madchester sounds and '90s raves. It keeps their tradition of nostalgic fondness alive, but takes it in a whole 'nother direction.
Singer Austin Williams explains the ideas behind the comeback track:
"There's been inspiration from the sound and ethics of the acid house movement of the late eighties. It feels like there are a lot of parallels with what we have today, that sort of determination to dance whilst everything falls apart around you. We're not being revivalists though, for us every summer could be the summer of love. This track comes from pure obsession with Motown hits, a 303 machine we dusted off in the studio and a heroic breakbeat whilst lyrically it's reflecting a war with my own words, a sort of frustrated parody. Preaching to myself."
The single is out now via Chess Club/RCA.
Check out "To My Brother" below. They play a few dates ahead of May's Live At Leeds too, and you can check them out after.