Swim Deep have described their new album as “psychedelic sex music”, comparing the record to both Kanye West and Fleetwood Mac.
The band are expected to release the follow up to 2013’s ‘Where The Heaven Are We’ this summer, and in in the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, frontman Austin Williams reveals the big ambitions he and his bandmates have for the album.
“We wanted to radicalise chart music,” he says of the band’s mindset going into the studio. “So we’ve taken [Kanye West’s] ‘Yeezus’ and [Fleetwood Mac album] ‘Rumours’ and put them together with acid house.”
Williams continues: “If the first album was about getting out of Birmingham then this one’s about getting off the planet. It’s a zero-gravity gospel record for the masses.”
The frontman previously told NME that he “does not need to write about David Cameron”, saying his job is to lift people’s depression and give them an escape through his band’s music. See below to watch a video of Swim Deep discussing that below.