swim school, a 4 piece indie-pop band from Edinburgh.
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, Pale Waves and Wolf Alice.
swim school dived into Scotland’s burgeoning indie scene with their debut single ‘sway’ which was released on the 22nd February. The release of ‘sway’ turned heads, attracting the attention of Tenement TV, The Modern Record, The Sun newspaper and radio DJ, Jim Gellatly.
It’s been an exciting start for the foursome as they have already played some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals such as TRNSMT, Belladrum, XPO North and King Tuts Summer Nights to name a few. Alongside a trio of sold out shows with Indigo Velvet, Dancing on Tables and Scottish pop-rock giants The XCERTS.
“Edinburgh has another great indie guitar band in the making - so much potential” - Up and Coming Edinburgh
The Edinburgh indie-pop rockers’ released their second highly anticipated single ‘take you there’ on the 21st of June which has since been accredited by both Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth with multiple plays on BBC Radio Scotland. swim school continue to write and record music in their studio as they set their sights on a potential headline show in Edinburgh at the beginning of next year.
It’s exciting times for swim school as they join forces with The Xcerts for a second time on their 10th anniversary tour of ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’ across the UK in November/ December.