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seems to be producing a healthy scene of indie alternative bands at the moment. With a couple of hot single releases, our favourite of which is ‘King City’ the band are going from strength to strength announcing a slot at this years Bestival among others. We caught up with the boys while on tour with Two Door Cinema Club, which outlined a busy year ahead. They are about to head out on tour again too, oh yeah and they have a new single out, ‘The Sea’. Busy boys…our February band of the month…Swim Deep.

So first off did yous all have a good Christmas? What did Santa bring?

We all had a great Christmas! It was the first time we had been home in a while so that was nice. I got an apple and pear for Christmas but apparently Austin has brought me a present and nearly a whole month after Christmas its still yet to be seen!

Where are you and what the hell is going on?

Were all in the van on our way to Southampton for a show listening to the foxygen album super loud but I’m not a well man and nobody really cares :(

How has the tour been with TDCC?

The tour has started amazing! Tonight will be the 4th show, were playing big venues every night which means big parties after

You’ve got a single coming out on the 4th March, tell us about it?

Its called the sea. Its a fun song about feeling free and telling your parents how much they suck.

What does 2013 look like for you lot?

Its looks the year where we all become men. Austin has had a baby, Zacks modelling career has taken off, Higgys hobby (bowling) has got abit more serious as he’s turned professional and iv finally clocked the last level on vice city. Aswell as all that it looks like its going to be a great year packed with lots of festivals and touring which were all so excited about!

Catch Swim Deep on tour…

Thu 14th Feb Joiners Arms Southampton
Fri 15th Feb The Institute Birmingham
Sat 16th Feb Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Sun 17th Feb Soup Kitchen Manchester
Mon 18th Feb The Bodega Social Club Nottingham
Tue 19th Feb Plug Sheffield
Wed 20th Feb The Duchess York
Thu 21st Feb Newcastle University Student Union Newcastle
Fri 22nd Feb King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
Sat 23rd Feb The Kazimier Liverpool
Sun 24th Feb Thekla Bristol
Mon 25th Feb OPEN Norwich
Tue 26th Feb XOYO London
Wed 27th Feb The Green Door Store Brighton
Sat 2nd Mar The Outlet Building (Oh Yeah Music Centre) Belfast
Fri 15th Mar The Limelight Belfast
2nd-4th May Liverpool Sound City 2013 Various Venues Liverpool
Sat 4th May Live At Leeds Various Venues Leeds
5th-8th Sep Bestival 2013 Robin Hill Adventure Park Newport