For the past year Swimmer One and Biphonic Records have been working on an ambitious multimedia project with theatre director Cora Bissett, playwright David Greig, and The Arches in Glasgow. We’re thrilled to announce that the results will be premiered at the Arches from 26-29 June this year.
Whatever Gets You Through The Night, as it’s now called, will feature exclusive new words and music by Swimmer One, Withered Hand, David Greig, Errors, Wounded Knee, Annie Griffin, Meursault, RM Hubbert, Rachel Sermanni, Alan Spence, Ricky Ross, Conquering Animal Sound, Alan Bissett, Emma Pollock, Kirstin Innes, Isabel Wright, Bigg Taj, Stef Smith, Eugene Kelly, Douglas Maxwell, Talkingmakesnosense, and David Ireland.
As well as the live show, there will be an album and book, a film by our long-time collaborator Daniel Warren (working with with Kim Beveridge, who is doing the live visuals for the show), and a collection of photography.
A glorious duo who manage to combine the occasional blip, bleep, synth and machine drum with some of the warmest melodies and heartfelt lyrics around… infectious and articulate. – The List
Swimmer One have made a perfect piece of pop with the genius of simplicity and the mass appeal of smooth edges. It has a beautiful video that could make you cry all on its own and is sexier and more poignant than anything I’ve seen on the telly for yonks. – Leeds Music Scene
Swimmer One reminds me of some of the best bits of the 80s indie scene with crooning vocals reminisent of Orange Juice/China Crisis/ abc, the edge and arseiness of The Fall’s playing and all with a sense of humour. nice combination. – Totally Radio
Like Belle and Sebastian twiddling knobs and hanging out with the Pet Shop Boys. perfectly poppy indie electronica with melodies to warm a crooked heart. – Ballroom Favourites
Come On, Let’s Go! is the second single by Swimmer One. It is the follow up to We Just Make Music For Ourselves, which was released to wide acclaim and extensive radioplay earlier this year.
The single contains 3 new tracks and a film.
Come On, Let’s Go! is a euphoric pop song about the pointlessness of life and the crushing inevitability of death.
Lake Tahoe is a bedtime story for people who work for a living.
How Could Something Like That Be Love is a love song, notable for a guest vocal appearance by Cora Bissett, who has previously performed on records by Arab Strap, Mogwai and AC Acoustics.
The short film, The Unnamable Disco, is by Edinburgh film-maker Daniel Warren, who as part of Brainhole Productions has previously made videos for the bands Aerogramme, Biffy Clyro and Ballboy, amongst others.
The Unnamable Disco, which features music by Swimmer One, was filmed at Dance Base, the Scottish centre for dance, and has been screened at film festivals worldwide. It recently won Best Film award in the open category of Scotland’s Real to Reel film festival.