REVIEW: Swim Deep make a splash in Sheffield

Swim Deep at The Leadmill. Picture: Hannah Woollaston.
Swim Deep at The Leadmill. Picture: Hannah Woollaston.

It was not long ago that Birmingham’s Swim Deep were playing small capacity venues and bars.

However, it has soon become obvious that their songs are to be enjoyed by a much larger audience and so it proves, as the band plays to eager punters inside Sheffield’s prestigious The Leadmill.

As they take to the stage, after a brilliant and entertaining support set from The Magic Gang, the screams of adoration from the front rows are piercingly loud,

The atmospheric introduction to Namaste, from the new album, is met with cheers, swaying bodies and soon leads into old favourite Fransisco.

Their feel-good anthems, taken from the debut album Where The Heaven Are We, are warmly received, along with songs from their most recent release, Mothers.

The Brummie boys crash into songs such as Honey and King City, while a refreshing mix of new songs such as Fueiho Boogie and One Great Song And I Could Change The World fit in seamlessly as the

crowd sing them back word-perfectly.

A short encore and the band make their way back on stage to close the set with She Changes The Weather and, finally, To My Brother, which sees both the band and crowd thrash out for one last time as lead singer, Austin Williams launches himself into the crowd repeatedly, sending the rowdy crowd home happy.

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Swim Deep at The Leadmill. Picture: Hannah Woollaston.

Swim Deep at The Leadmill. Picture: Hannah Woollaston.

Swim Deep impressed at The Leadmill in Sheffield.

Swim Deep impressed at The Leadmill in Sheffield.