swim school Embrace Uncertainty & Confusion In Debut EP “making sense of it all”

Grungy dream pop

Photo: Rory Barnes

Edinburgh band swim school were in the WTF state like the rest of the world this past year and you can feel that in their debut EP making sense of it all, which pretty much encapsulates all the highs and lows that we’ve gone through. Toying with dark elements of fizzling synths, grunge, and dream pop, the band present us with an EP that speaks to some of the darkest hours and unfathomable optimism we’ve dealt. Lyrically, frontwoman Alice Johnson is an open book when it comes to her mental health as she opens up about the struggles and sacrifices she’s experienced.

Speaking of the EP, Alice elaborates: “Each track on the EP is based on an event that I’ve experienced in the last year and the effect it had on my own mental state and also the mental state of everyone who was involved.

The title making sense of it all is the perfect way to express the common feeling that runs throughout the EP. There’s sad, happy and angry songs, each expressing how it feels to try and understand how you are feeling in hard situations.”

They have shows coming up.

21st August – King Tuts, Glasgow

26th August – The Bodega, Nottingham

30th August – All Points East, London

16th September – Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

9th October – Twisterella, Middlesborough