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.
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.
- '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