New Music – Fixers, ‘Swimmhaus San Diego’

Fixers returned with Iron Deer Dream last month, the latest taster from their May-due debut album ‘We’ll Be The Moon’. And now they’ve unleashed the track’s b-side – ‘Swimmhaus San Diego’.


Swapping the punches of the single for an altogether more breathy and acid-flecked veneer, the track is held together by some quite frankly brilliant background yelps and handclaps, reminding us that when done correctly the latter in pop music are MASSIVELY underappreciated.

‘Iron Deer Dream’/’Swimmhaus San Diego’ is out on March 12. Fixers support Kaiser Chiefs throughout February at the following dates:

Derby Assembly Rooms (February 2)
Newcastle O2 Academy (14)
Grimsby Auditorium (15)
Manchester Academy (18)
Folkstone Leas Cliff Hall (19)
Portsmouth Guildhall (21)
Bristol Colston Halls (22)
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (23)

…and then headline the following ones:

Southampton Joiners (May 11)
Exeter Cavern (12)
Cardiff Buffalo Bar (14)
Bristol Thelka (15)
Oxford 02 Academy Oxford (17)
Birmingham Institute (18)
Glasgow King Tuts (21)
Newcastle Cluny (22)
Leeds Brundell Social Club (23)
Belfast Aunt Annies (25)
Dublin Whelans (26)
Manchester Deaf Institute (27)
Nottingham Bodega (28)
London Scala (30)
Norwich Arts Centre (31)
Sheffield Leadmill (1 June)