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Olympic Swimmers

Olympic Swimmers

Olympic Swimmers are a Scottish, Glasgow-based band whose unique and immensely emotive brand of dream-pop-meets-Scottish-indie is captivating audiences across the UK.



‘Knots is a charming, chiming thing, a joyous surge that achieves in music how you might feel in sunshine after rain... There are other fine moments on the No Flags Will Fly album, such as Where It Snows, which is ghostly and glacial, and Apples and Pears, which is like U2 if they weren't fronted by a preening, pompous oaf. Bricks of Our Building is translucent folkgaze and Game of the Century is soft but electric with choral backing vocals - excellent stuff' The Guardian

‘An especially climactic ‘Father Said' packs the most passionate punch tonight'
The Fly

'Their folk-filled power pop is taking Glasgow indie to new levels' Notes and Notations

‘Much like James Graham of The Twilight Sad she too seems to transport herself somewhere else as she sings, completely immersed in the music, words and stories behind them. There is a distance to her delivery, yet it still manages to reach out and make a connection with the audience while tugging on heartstrings with devastating effect.' Up Late at Night Again

 


Having performed across the country, at Celtic Connections as well as at festivals including the Hebridean Celtic Festival and
Hop Farm, Olympic Swimmers have received resounding critical and public acclaim. Rave reviews can be found in both prestigious broadsheets such as the Guardian and on various UK based music blogs.

Olympic Swimmers are immensely close; the band features two siblings and two of its members are married - although not the same two! They have been family or friend for years and benefit enormously from their collective composition. Weaving poignant soundscapes with haunting melodies, it is not surprising that the band have supported the likes of Admiral Fallow and Idlewild.

Olympic Swimmers cite such influences as the Cocteau Twins, Aereogramme and Besnard Lakes as having been instrumental in the formation of their deeply unique style.