Thursday, August 10, 2006
ARTIST / BAND: SWIMMER ONE
SONG (MP3): WE JUST MAKE MUSIC FOR OURSELVES
ALBUM: We Just Make Music For Ourselves
FILE UNDER: electronic pop
INFO: who lives in glasgow. they spend most of their time together writing electronic pop music in a cupboard above a sex shop, using a sampler that used to belong to shakin' stevens. difficult to categorise, and not fitting into any 'scene', swimmer one's music has been compared to everyone from the pet shop boys to the who.to date swimmer one have released two limited edition singles, we just make music for ourselves and come on, let's go!, on the edinburgh label biphonic, and one mp3 single, largs hum, on london's dogbox records. djs who have championed them include rob da bank, steve lamacq, mark radcliffe, vic galloway, gill mills (all bbc radio one), jim gellatly and john kennedy (xfm) and gideon coe (bbc 6 music). all three singles have also received enthusiastic reviews at home and abroad. an album is currently being recorded.hamish is a musician, producer and committed hard-worker who, as well as having played in various bands, has written the music for films about samuel beckett and scottish ballet and recorded the score for a clown show. he has at no time been a professional photographer. he has not walked all 284 munros in one go and has not written a book about the experience.andrew is a singer-songwriter whose music, before swimmer one, found its way into one guitar band, one cabaret act, one play and one short film, but mostly into his cupboard. during the day he has a proper job as an arts journalist. he has never produced a film for michael winterbottom.
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