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Swim School

BBC Radio 1 StageSunday1:05 pm

If 2023 was the year to grow for swim school, 2024 is the year to fly.

“Making emphatic, anthem records they are the band that everyone in the scene has their eye on…” BBC Radio 1 Next Wave

2023 was the year to grow for swim school. “We spent less time at home in Edinburgh last year than ever” says Alice Johnson – guitar playing vocalist (and vocal) front woman of the rapidly attention attracting three-piece. “We played our first shows in Europe, toured the UK several times and had more incredible experiences than we could ever have imagined. It was tough at times though and we had our own stuff to deal with – personally and professionally – just like everyone else in the world. I think we’ve all learned a lot about ourselves, let go of some things and embraced others. That’s growing up I suppose. Looking back now it feels like all of that was preparing us for this year. We feel like we’re hitting our stride as a band and as people.”

2023 in a nutshell: Released their sophomore EP ‘Duality’. Toured with Inhaler (UK & EU), Grandson, Pixies, Lovejoy and Amazons. BORED included on the coveted EA FC soundtrack. Had a Radio 1 Track of the Week. Made their festival main state debuts and (to the particular delight of drummer Billy McMahon and Alice’s dad) being featured in the Hibernian FC match day magazine.

All of which some bands might consider to be the cup final. Swim school considers it the warmup.