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. 

'Knots' single release and other news

  • 'Knots' and it's B-side the remixed version of Where It Snows (thanks to Miaoux Miaoux) will be available for free download from Monday 17th Sept until 8th October and thereafter on cassette tape via our bandcamp (www.olympicswimmers.bandcamp.com)  
  • Knots will be featured on Charlie Ashcroft’s Amazing Radio show on Monday at 1pm and afterwards can be voted for to go on the playlist. It’s very unlike us to make such an X-factor-ish request but if you would like to vote for us please follow this link after 1pm on Monday (http://amazingradio.co.uk/audition)
  • We will be playing with Frightened Rabbit in Dumfries on 24th September at The Venue.
  • We will be doing a wee acoustic gig on Oct 10th in the Griffin in Glasgow at a charity gig in support of Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) 
  • We have been writing and recording demos in the last month or two working toward our next album which we hope we’ll be able to start recording as soon as we can next year
  • We are sorting out some gigs for November and December at the moment so we hope to be able to play a few different places then and will keep you posted.
  • Lastly but certainly not least thank you to all those who have supported us or written nice things about us/the album in the last few months and most importantly to those who have spent their hard earned cash on the album or merch. We realise it’s a difficult time for many people and we appreciate that in a time where music is freely available (or rather stolen) on the internet the commitment that those people show toward supporting musicians is invaluable. The only way we’ll be able to make another album is if we can support it financially, and the only way we can do that is if people buy what we make. THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT

xx Susie xx