Second album update

I hope that there are at least a couple of folk wondering where we’ve disappeared to so here’s a quick update for you. Sorry for the wait for another album, I’d really like to blame the ever increasing number of other projects/bands that my fellow bandmates are involved in but the truth is that I spent most of 2013 pregnant and the first half of 2014 getting used to having a mini Swimmer. Having started to emerge from that fog now the game is afoot again with finishing recording and we will hopefully manage to play live again before the end of the year. In short, we haven’t disappeared and we will try and get this album out as soon as we can.

If you don’t have our first album you can buy it here: http://www.olympicswimmers.co.uk/music

Thanks,
Susie x

Meanwhile, the other Swimmers have been busy in a variety of capacities from Emergency Dep to Official Wikipedia-d Member in:

http://www.thevaselines.co.uk

http://owljohn.com

http://www.frightenedrabbit.com

http://www.holymountainband.co.uk

http://www.karinepolwart.com

http://www.thekills.tv

http://www.mogwai.co.uk

http://www.fimeti.org.uk/dafishinghandsmusicpremiere23514.asp

http://www.bdyprts.com

http://www.emmapollock.com

http://www.theunwindinghours.com

We have been writing new music in the shadow of this bad boy. Tallest tree in Britain. For real. 

We have been writing new music in the shadow of this bad boy. Tallest tree in Britain. For real. 


We’re delighted to have Glasgow’s/Eaglesham’s legendary Linn Records distributing our music on their online store. For all you audiophiles, Linn now have the full 24bit studio master of No Flags Will Fly, as we industriously try and write it’s follow up.  
It is available here- http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-no-flags-will-fly.aspx

We’re delighted to have Glasgow’s/Eaglesham’s legendary Linn Records distributing our music on their online store. For all you audiophiles, Linn now have the full 24bit studio master of No Flags Will Fly, as we industriously try and write it’s follow up.  

It is available here- http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-no-flags-will-fly.aspx

On Friday the 1st of February we did an instore in Avalanche Records in Edinburgh with Admiral Fallow to try and help a valuable, wonderful record store that had landed itself upon tough times. Members of each band had a go at playing each others songs, and for one night there was a wee glimpse of the sort of social hub that record shops used to be, with a real sense of community and sharing of musical opinions and tastes. It’s no longer open for debate that the days of this being the norm (or even the best, most efficient way of doing things) are past us, but hey, lets cling on to what wee gems there are left. 

Here is a video of Admiral Swimmers/Olympic Fallow covering Love Song by The Cure. Thanks to Kev at Avalanche and Red Dog for providing the PA. 

Here’s a wee link where you can listen to tunes taken from our live session on the Vic Galloway Show broadcast on the 17th of December 2012. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p8t0c/clips

Here’s a wee link where you can listen to tunes taken from our live session on the Vic Galloway Show broadcast on the 17th of December 2012. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p8t0c/clips

The Herald- Alan Morrison’s Scottish Albums of the year.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/2012-review-top-50-albums-of-the-year.19792840

No Flags Will Fly is number 17, with a thoroughly deserved top 3 of Karine Polwart, Lau and Admiral Fallow. It’s also especially sweet to see Holy Mountain, Miaoux Miaoux and The Unwinding Hours on the list, as they have all contributed musically to Olympic Swimmers in the past year, either through playing guitar/bass for us, remixing our songs or recording our album. If you haven’t checked out their own music yet, I implore you to do so immediately. 

December Tour with Admiral Fallow

We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Admiral Fallow on their forthcoming UK tour. Please come down early and say hello if we’re playing near you on any of these dates. 

Monday 3rd December- The Deaf Institute, Manchester.

Tuesday 4th December- The Kazimier, Liverpool. 

Wednesday 5th December- Thekla, Bristol.

Thursday 6th December- Bodega Social Club, Nottingham. 

Friday 7th December- The Duchess, York. 

Saturday 8th December- Barrowlands, Glasgow. 

Monday 10th December- HMV Institute, Birmingham. 

Tuesday 11th December- The Jericho Tavern, Oxford. 

Wednesday 12th December- Scala, London. 

Thursday 13th December- The Green Door Store, Brighton. 

Friday 14th December- The Cluny, Newcastle. 

Video for ‘Knots’

Starring Ava Scott

Directed by Brendan Smith

Edited by Fraser Denholm

https://twitter.com/entrprisescreen

The Guardian band of the day!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/gnm/op/view.m?id=15&cat=music&gid=%2Fmusic%2F2012%2Fsep%2F19%2Fnew-band-olympic-swimmers&type=article

You can download Knots and the Miaoux Miaoux remix of Where It Snows for free by clicking on this very picture. 

You can download Knots and the Miaoux Miaoux remix of Where It Snows for free by clicking on this very picture.