Edinburgh-based indie rock/alt/indie pop band Swim School have revealed their new single “delirious“.
The song is taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Duality’, due to be released on 2nd June via LAB Records. Buy it here.
Lyrically tacking misogynistic behaviour experienced on tour, the group’s heaviest- sounding release to date documents singer Alice Johnson’s encounters with sexist behaviour from sound engineers.
Vocalist Johnson explains:
“2022 was our busiest year yet, we travelled the whole of the UK playing new venues and meeting new sound engineers, but not every encounter was good. I experienced a lot of sexism and a distinct lack of respect when it came to working with the majority of male engineers: constantly being patronised and led to feel as though I wasn’t good enough.”
“Instead of letting it get to me. I wrote ‘Delirious’, a reminder that insecurities are at the root of sexism. The lyrics are very tongue in cheek, almost making a laughing stock of the person who is being misogynistic.” She added.
Watch a lyric video below.
Swim School are heading out on tour shortly supporting Softcult, and will also support Pixies on 17th March in Birmingham.
Swim School Upcoming Tour Dates
1st February – Voodoos, Norwich
3rd February – Heartbreakers, Southampton
4th February – Audio Active, Worthing
5th February – Corporation Room 3, Sheffield
9th April – YES, Manchester (w/ Softcult)
10th April – Bodega, Nottingham (w/ Softcult)
11th April – Prince Albert, Brighton (w/ Softcult)
13th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/ Softcult)
14th April – Omeara, London (w/ Softcult)
17th April – Blue Shell, Cologne DE (w/ Softcult)
18th April – Turmzimmer, Hamburg DE (w/ Softcult)