Olympic Swimmers are a five piece from Glasgow who make somewhat shoe-gaze influenced indie music. I first heard the band supporting Admiral Fallow in The Arches last year, and with an album due for release this year a few more heads should be turned the way of this impressive outfit. Susie from the band took some time to answer a few questions. Have a read.
I’m usually a bit moany but less so today.
I don't hate it, I'm just not very good at answering it... Sometimes it's loud, sometimes it's really quiet. There's usually an opportunity to look at your shoes, but more for a prolonged glance than a true gaze, and more recently we seem to have had a brief outbreak of faster tunes to ensure noone falls asleep at gigs. It tends to verge on the melancholic, but we do try hard to balance that out with some element of uplift! We all have very broad and often opposing tastes but in relation to the music we do with OS we are generally agreed on our love of, and therefore openness to influence from, bands like Aereogramme, Cocteau Twins, Low.
At Scottish Fiction we focus on new Scottish music, how do you as a band view the Scottish music 'scene'?
I'm not sure we've ever discussed it so I can't really tell you what anyone else's view is! I think that it’s nice that bands of all different styles appreciate each other’s music and can work together or play together and it doesn’t seem odd. I like the lack of genre!
Happy Particles, No Comet, Holy Mountain
Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?
Here’s a suitably themed Chic Murray number: My girlfriend's a redhead, no hair, just a red head
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