ALBUM REVIEW: Swim Deep – There’s A Big Star Outside… | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 07.06.24






Swim Deep’s fourth album showcases lyrical and musical maturity. Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones, this release explores personal themes with melodic sophistication. The album opens with How Many Love Songs Have Died In Vegas?, reintroducing fans to their evolved sound. First Song breathes new life at the album’s midpoint with its gauzy shoegaze.

Highlights include the musically rich Robin and Very Heaven, which has an Elbow-esque influence. The second half, especially Glitter, offers glimpses of youthful exuberance amidst the introspective maturity, adding vibrancy to the reflective tone. There’s A Big Star Outside… is Swim Deep’s most complete and mature work to date, ideal for listeners who appreciate melodic, introspective indie rock with a touch of shoegaze.


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