Swim Deep say they wanted their new LP to be a ‘modern day ‘Screamadelica’’

The Brummie band have spoken about the making of 'Mothers'

In a new interview with DIY Mag, Swim Deep have spoken about trying to take a huge leap with their new album.

“There was this idea that we wanted to make a modern day ‘Screamadelica’,” said frontman Austin Williams. “Something that pushed the boundaries of electronic music and rock ‘n’ roll.”

‘Mothers’, which was released on September 19 via Chess Club/RCA, is the follow up to their 2013 debut ‘Where the Heaven Are We’ and has been described by NME’s Rhian Daly as going “from indie pop sweethearts to sounding like they’ve spent a lot of time tripping out of their minds.”


Williams went on to say that there are “tons of people who don’t know what to think of us yet” and that people should get used to change because he “guarantees the third album will sound nothing like this one.”

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The group recently shared a band’s eye view of Reading and Leeds, which is a scrappy, handheld video that gives a taste of the festival atmosphere, shot before, during and after their NME/BBC Radio One stage appearance.

Catch Swim Deep live at one of their following UK tour dates next month:

Leadmill, Sheffield (October 10)
Riverside, Newcastle (11)
Oran Mor, Glasgow (12)
Duchess, York (14)
Academy 2, Liverpool (15)
Ritz, Manchester (16)
The Institute, Birmingham (17)
The Junction, Cambridge (18)
Trinity, Bristol (20)
Concorde, Brighton (21)
Roundhouse, London (22)