Swim Deep tour documentary presents a band’s eye view of Reading and Leeds – watch

Teeth cleaning, hotel bedrooms and joining the crowd between shows feature for Birmingham band

Swim Deep have dealt with their post-festival blues by sharing a video of their August tour antics, giving a band’s angle on what it’s like to play Reading and Leeds Festivals through a flickering recording.

“Playing in a band and playing Reading and Leeds Festivals is really fun,” the Birmingham act posted on their Facebook. “Here’s the proof.”

The video is a scrappy, handheld affair but gives a nice taste of the festival atmosphere. Swim Deep played the NME/ BBC Radio One stage at both festivals, during the early evening. Their second album ‘Mothers’ is just around the corner, with a release date of September 19, while the five-piece recently released ‘Namaste’, a “reverential salutation” to ancient India, which features on the album.

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Swim Deep also announced their appearance on the soundtrack to FIFA ’16 this week. The soundtrack is traditionally the home of a number of rising indie stars each year.

Speaking of the album, Austin Williams told Annie Mac:

“It’s a different album, and we’ve all progressed a lot. It’s a very immediate album, more a reaction to the realities that we’re in, rather than being a bit hazy about it.”

Watch the video below:

Swim Deep play the 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)