One of London's most exciting new acts" - NME
"Deep Deep Water pair cushioned synths with steely lyricism" - The 405
In their short time together this blissfully atmospheric London-based four-piece have amassed support from the likes of NME, The 405, BBC Introducing and Radio X, as well as securing placement on some of the country's most prestigious festival line-ups such as All Points East, Glastonbury and Bluedot festivals.
As their name suggests the quartet focus on the depth and haunting unknown of what lies beneath. Beneath ourselves, our friendships and society as a whole. It's an experiment in exploration of self and our surroundings. And like the ocean, the band use their brand of dub-inflected pop in a way that is both beautiful in its elegance and foreboding in its intensity.
As with their debut releases 'Freedom' and 'Something in the Water' produced by Richard Norris, their live shows perfectly encapsulate their multi-layered, technical, melodic and sophisticated sound.
Deep Deep Water have a deeper understanding of each other than most of their contemporaries. Having been close since childhood their songwriting styles have progressed both independently and as a combined collective. They each bring something of their separate musical disciplines to the table, each create and produce in their own right, and they treat their extensive writing and recording sessions as an impassioned, heated democracy. For them, art is birthed from their personal struggles, but also from their ability to overcome them as a team.
Drawing musical inspiration from the smoky delivery of Portishead and the ethereal sheen of Warpaint, Deep Deep Water locked themselves away for much of 2018 in the throes of free, shapeless improvisation, understanding the vitality of self-expression in the modern age. And this tireless rehearsal and writing schedule has paid off with stunning debut recordings and spectacular shows across the country.
Expect Sheals' trademark acrobatics behind the drums, Steen's deft synthesis, Bowmaker's languid guitar lines, and a versatile, powerhouse vocal from Cohen.