Olympic Swimmers “Knots”
No Flags Will Fly is the debut album from Glaswegian band Olympic Swimmers. The album was self-released on the bandâ€™s own label Green White Violet in June 2012. No Flags Will Fly was released to critical acclaim by the Scottish media, receiving great praise from the likes of The Herald, Scotsman, BBC etc. It was recorded and produced by Scottish musician and producer Iain Cook (Aereogramme, Churches, The Unwinding Hours).
Olympic Swimmers formed in 2009, and comprise of Susie Smillie (vocals), Simon Liddell (guitar), Graeme Smillie (bass, keyboard, vocals), Jamie Savage (guitar, keyboard), and Jonny Scott (drums, vocals). With strong family connections (Simon and Susie are siblings, Graeme and Susie are married) and close longstanding friendships as their grounding the band have a collaborative approach to songwriting. In the past they have recorded with Paul Savage, toured with Admiral Fallow and Idlewild, and supported Frightened Rabbit on a number of occasions.
In September 2012 they released the track Knots as a single via download and limited edition cassette. The single also includes a remix by highly tipped fellow Glaswegian artist/producer Miaoux Miaoux.