NEW EP : SWIM SCHOOL rising Edinburgh trio release new EP ‘Duality’, out now via LAB Records

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“A fury that would make Wolf Alice proud.” – The Observer

“swim school’s luminous indie-pop touches on imperfect romance, trauma, and vulnerability, and trying to navigate it all.” – NME

“swim school might be the new kids on the indie block, but there’s no stopping their trajectory”  – The Line of Best Fit

“This is the kind of band you need to see live and we cannot wait to watch.” – Clash

“Some bands just have it.” – Dork

Fresh from their debut EU tour in support of Inhaler last month and a raucous, sold out London headline show at The Lower Third, Scottish trio swim school have today released their hotly anticipated new EP Duality via LAB Records.

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Recorded with Iain Berryman (Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee) at London’s Narcissus Studios, the new EP includes the recent singles ‘Kill You’, ‘Delirious’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ – the latter of which was named as BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’ on Radio 1 – in addition to two new songs ‘BORED’ and ‘Over Now’.

It’s here that the band’s effortless ability to span both genres and subjects comes into its own; whether channelling a rage built by years of industry-based misogyny on ‘Delirious’ and its follow up track ‘BORED’, or revealing new levels of vulnerability via the hazy nostalgia of ‘Kill You’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’, Duality finds swim school closer and more confident than ever.

“I saw the quote “Duality is a situation in which two opposite feelings exist at the same time” and that described the EP perfectly,” notes Alice. “The five songs on the EP channel love and rage. They’re based on experiences that I have gone through at a certain point in my life. The fact that you can feel contrasting feelings at the same time can be confusing and take a toll on you mentally, but I find that writing is the best way to cope with it.”

Now asserted as one of the UK’s most exciting and anticipated prospects, a run of exhilarating live performances at festivals including All Points East, The Great Escape and 2000 trees and an extensive list of hot support slots with Inhaler, Pixies, Softcult and Lovejoy sees swim school continue to storm 2023 with an ever-growing army of fans and industry supporters alike.

swim school live dates:

2nd July – Barn on The Farm, Gloucestershire

7th July – TRNSMT, Glasgow

21st July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon

27th July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire

28th July – Kendal Calling, Cumbria

11th August – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire

25th August – Camper Calling, Warwickshire

2nd September – BRUIS Festival, Maastricht (NL)

7th September – Opium Room, Dublin (w/ Grandson)

8th September – University Stylus, Leeds (w/ Grandson)

9th September – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow (w/ Grandson)

10th September – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ Grandson)

12th September – Marble Factory, Bristol (w/ Grandson)

13th September – Academy 2, Manchester (w/ Grandson)

14th September – Electric Ballroom, London (w/ Grandson)

15th September – Electric Ballroom, London (w/ Grandson)

7th October – Come As You Are, Eindhoven (NL)

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