Track Of The Day – Olympic Swimmers – Knots


‘Knots’ is something that the hapless Nick Clegg has been tying himself in this week after his grovelingly wretched apology which aimed at pathos but resulted in bathos  became  a hilarious internet meme.   ‘Knots’ is also the new single by Glaswegian band Olympic Swimmers and is to be released on the their own label Green White Violet on 8th October 2012.

Vocally it falls somewhere between Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell and ‘Allo Darlin’s Elizabeth Morris, yet never veers from empyrean towards the twee. It’s a genuinely marvellous song that somehow manages to turn potentially doom laden subject matter the passage of time, the importance of memory as we age, the fear of losing memories of joyful times, of losing people that we love” into something beautiful and uplifting.

The band formed in 2009 and consist of  Balamory sounding siblings Susie Smillie (vocals) and Graeme Smillie (bass, keyboard, vocals) plus Simon Liddell (guitar), Jamie Savage (guitar, keyboard) and Jonny Scott (drums, vocals) and released their debut album  ‘No Flags Will Fly’ earlier this the year.  ‘Knots’ is free to download up to the 8th Oct from band camp:

The single also includes a remix of another album track, the Liz Fraser hued ‘Where It Snows’ by highly tipped fellow Glaswegian producer Miaoux Miaoux

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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