"An upbeat, melodic, guitar driven group with an element of pop, swim school are Scotland’s freshest indie-starters"
Based in Edinburgh, swim school are a 4 piece, indie-pop band made up of Alice Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), Lewis Bunting (Guitar), Nairn Milne (Drums) and Matt Mitchell (Bass).
Announced in 2019, but having originally formed at the end of 2018, swim school already host an eclectic collection of songs featuring the inspired tones of The Cure, Wolf Alice and The Night Café.
They dived into Scotland’s burgeoning indie scene with their debut single ‘sway’ which turned heads and attracted the attention of both Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth at BBC Radio Scotland, Tenement TV, Record of the Day, The Sun Newspaper and Jim Gellatly at Amazing Radio. Since then swim school have released the singles ‘take you there’ and ‘too young to know’ which have been equally accredited with Vic Galloway tipping them for a big 2020.
It has been a momentous start for the indie-pop rockers who have been hailed as "ones to watch" for 2020 having already played some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals such as TRNSMT, Belladrum, XPO North, King Tuts Summer Nights and packing out venues at Tenement Trail. The four piece have also been selected by Tenement TV as part of their 2020 vision.
swim school embarked on some of their biggest shows to date towards the end of the 2019 as they toured the UK with The XCERTS for a second time playing sold out shows at prestigious venues such as OMEARA in London and King Tuts in Glasgow.
2020 is looking to be a promising year for swim school with a number of shows and festivals in the pipeline including their sold out debut headliner in Edinburgh.