It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.
Birmingham boys return to Nottingham’s Rough Trade with new record and new sound. Since their dream-poppy first album, they have taken a turn to psychedelic and acid house influences for their new record ‘Mothers’ released this October. Having only lived in Nottingham for two weeks, it was my first time seeing a gig at Rough Trade. And I loved the
The Mic caught up with Austin, Higgy, Zach and Cav from Swim Deep on their last trip to Nottingham. We’ve been revisting their best words in anticipation of Dot to Dot. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had so far? There’s a video that our photographer took, where he goes round the corner and I’m face down, lying on the ground.