Plus Prides & Purple Emperors
WEDNESDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2013
Over 18 Only
On 23rd October SWIM DEEP open JD Roots Picks of 2013 with a headline show at Edinburgh’s beautiful Picture House. Coming out of Birmingham alongside their friends Peace, Swim Deep have established themselves as one of the UK’s most hotly tipped new bands. Their debut album ‘Where The Heaven Are We’ slammed into the Top Twenty going a long way to fulfilling NME’s promisethat ‘Swim Deep are on the cusp of stepping into the big league’ whilst sets at Glastonbury and a thrilling debut at Latitude to a packed Lake Stage suggested that their time is very much now. With a reputation for incendiary shows and The Fly claiming ‘they could be the biggest, best band in the country’, this is the perfect opener for JD Roots Picks of 2013.
Joining SWIM DEEP in Edinburgh will be PRIDES, who are making waves in Scotland and now the whole of the UK following their first shows at Reading and Leeds Festival this summer. Completing the line-up are Glasgow-based PURPLE EMPERORS who will open the show.
JD Roots Picks of 2013
In May and June, Jack Daniel’s® JD Roots continued their commitment to local music scenes with a run of shows that saw established breakthrough artist Miles Kane and indie legends Maximo Park play intimate gigs in small venues in their hometowns. In addition they hosted four breakthrough acts; The Family Rain, The Ruen Brothers, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and Loom as a continuation of the 2013 hometown tour of JD Roots shows.
To further their support of the places legends are born, JD Roots returns in October with their pick of the UK’s 2013 talent. There will be shows in three cities that further highlight the importance of small venues and emerging talent; in order to continue celebrating the people and places across the land that make the UK the thriving music scene that it is.