Leeds, England, GBR

Leeds based trio I SWIM WITH SHARKS blend infectious melodies with a scissor kicking live presence to create their self-described “Rock Smothered Aggro-Pop”


In an overcrowded scene where getting noticed is everything, Yorkshire upstarts I Swim With Sharks have delivered a powerful statement of intent with effortlessly catchy new single 'Just be Good'. Replete with an infectious pop-nous yet retaining a developed indie sensibility which will please the most hardened muso, the fast-rising trio are sure to add many new fans to their already burgeoning fanbase with 'Just be Good' (indeed, they have already been hailed as ones to watch amongst the thriving Leeds scene “impressively intricate and dynamic they still manage to play with precision and effortlessness” – Leeds Music Scene)

Accompanying the single is a frankly stunning video depicting the band amongst the carnage of World War I trenches (explosions, planes, mud sweat and tears) before they escape to perform a somewhat surreal gig, only to be interrupted by local police. Produced with a widescreen cinematic aplomb it is a fitting aesthetic representation for a band whose music pushes the envelope in terms of remorseless catchiness as well as internal complexity and engaging atmospherics.

Already both the single and video have received great industry support including BBC Introducing Leeds, Birmingham, Cambridge, Merseyside and Three Counties, NME TV, Tuune TV, Leeds Indie Radio, Who's Jack Magazine, There Goes The Fear, XFM, Q Radio and more.

With a string of festival appearances under their belt this summer, I Swim With Sharks are quietly cementing their place as underground favorites for 2012 and beyond. Truly a band not to be missed.


Just Be Good 21/11/2011