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INDIE / ROCK 38 Issue 51 / 2013 GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS: Swim Deep Another band that has emerged from the depths of Birmingham is the indie four piece, Swim Deep. They have been brought to our attention a lot over the past few months, and although they were only signed to RCA in early August last year, they have been making a right old stir in the indie music scene. Listening to their latest single "The Sea" that was released on the 4th of March, it makes you feel like you're on a lovely, sunny beach somewhere hot, and not strolling through the cold streets of London. Lead singer Austin Williams said in an interview that the thought of being somewhere hot and sunny is what inspires their music, and not the wonders of rainy Birmingham. They want their fans to listen to their music and instantly feel happier, and we certainly do. The boys have recently finished their headline tour across the UK, and they are set to play many festivals over the summer, including the likes of Bestival Album of the month Exile English duo Hurts takes us back to their synthetic paradise with their second album Exile. The album contains fourteen powerful songs, introduced by a trippy intro and revealing a more futuristic scene than what Hurts has got us used to. Last year we could take a look at the mini-promo video The Road, followed by the single Miracle released this January and now that we can listen to the whole album we can say we are more than satisfied. Electric guitars are mixed with acoustic pianos to create dramatic and emotional tunes while the synthetic trend that defines Hurts still remains. The band has positioned themselves somewhere in between Muse and Depeche Mode but with their own personal touch of electro pop. Fun fact: the name of the album came up to singer Leo Hutchcraft's mind while sitting at a bar in Japan and looking around at the billboards the only word he could understand was "Exile". Don't forget to watch the recently released video Blind, I can assure you won't stop humming this and the rest of the catchy tunes - made in Manchester. and Benicassim. Their music has been described as "beach grunge" and "surf rock". They have a very laid back sound, with chilled melodies, but there is enough beat in there to keep your foot tapping the entire time. Their lyrics probably won't change your life, but with listening as easy as this, you should definitely get these boys' beautiful sounds into your ears.Their album is set to drop later this year, and here at Guestlist we can't wait to hear more from this delightful Birmingham foursome. OUR PLAYLIST... We present you with 4 of the hottest tracks and mixes out right now... 1.Sacrilege Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2. All The Time The Strokes 3. Everything is Embarassing Sky Ferreira 4.Ya Hey Vampire Weekend

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