Swim Deep release new single ‘Very Heaven’, out now



Swim Deep share new single ‘Very Heaven’, out now on Submarine Cat Records




Taken from the forthcoming album ‘There’s A Big Star Outside’


Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones


UK and EU tour dates


Swim Deep have today released the new single ‘Very Heaven’ via Submarine Cat Records. It’s the third single from the upcoming new album ‘There’s A Big Star Outside’, following ‘How Many Love Songs Have Died In Vegas?’ and ‘First Song’. The album has been produced by Bill Ryder-Jones.

‘Very Heaven’ is a swooning epic. A track that represents the emotional centre of the new album, it’s a dreamy, string-drenched tune that is deeply melodic and captures the essence of the creatively-refreshed Swim Deep. The song comes with a universal message yet with an intimacy that runs throughout that makes this one of the highlights of ‘There’s A Big Star Outside’.

Frontman Austin Williams talks about the track –

“During one windy night in West Kirby, me and Bill (Ryder-Jones) sat in his local as the sideways rain stabbed our cheeks. We talked tipsily and candidly about everything from our Everton and Birmingham city woes, to the very reason we thought we made music in the first place, and opened up about what fated times dictated the melodies and lyrics that came out. We swapped ideas and voice notes and he modestly showed me one which was the chorus of ‘Very Heaven’, to which I instantly thought was the greatest thing I’d ever heard. I couldn’t wait to get back to my hotel so I could listen to it on repeat and pine about the song it could become. A song title taken from a William Wordsworth poem “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven!”. Recording this song with the band at ICP was the highlight of the time there. A huge moment for us as a band.”



‘There’s A Big Star Outside’ is deeply personal, lyrically mature and musically fascinating, as the band’s melodic gifts come to the fore with warm, enveloping hooks and a new level of intimacy. With their most raw, affective and mature work to date, now stand on the precipice of something familiar but wholly new: a Swim Deep record that steps into the confident, experienced territory that you just can’t claim when you’re a wide-eyed twenty-something. Pre-save the album here.

‘There’s A Big Star Outside’ album tracklisting:

1. How Many Love Songs Have Died In Vegas?

2. Very Heaven

3. These Words

4. Robin

5. Don’t Make Me a Stranger

6. First Song

7. Glitter

8. Big Star

9. It’s Just Sun In Your Eyes

10. So Long, So Far (Marble-Bellied Baby)

11. Fire Surrounds

Swim Deep will be on tour in the UK around album release and then play a handful of EU dates in September. They have been announced for the SON Estrella Galicia Festival in Brighton and Reeperbahn in Hamburg. All dates are below –

May –

Wed 15 – Brighton The Prince Albert – SON Estrella Galicia

June –

Tue 4 – Manchester Deaf Institute

Weds 5 – Nottingham Bodega

Thurs 6 – Birmingham Hare

Fri 7 – Bristol Rough Trade

Sat 8 – Blackpool Bootleg Social

Tue 11 – Southampton Papillon

Weds 12 – Oxford Bullingdon

Thurs 13 – London VU

Fri 14 – Leeds Key Club

Sat 15 – Newcastle Think Tank

Sun 16 – Edinburgh Mash House

Swim Deep are –

Austin Williams

Cavan McCarthy

James Balmont

Robbie Wood

Thomas Fiquet