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Swimmer One: We Just Make Music For Ourselves

Swimmer One – We Just Make Music For Ourselves

Released: July 2002

Cat No: BIPH01CD

  1. We Just Make Music For Ourselves
  2. Talk Me Down From 20000 Ft
  3. Music For Other People

Press release

Swimmer One released their debut single, We Just Make Music For Ourselves, as a limited edition on their own label, Biphonic Records. The song was immediately picked up by Radio One DJs Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq, Gill Mills and Vic Galloway, and put the track on the station’s ‘Most Important Releases Of The Week’ list.

The single, includes a short film by Edinburgh artist Daniel Warren featuring squash, Scrabble and explicit sex.


‘Terrific. A little bit Elbow, a little bit Pulp, a little bit the Blue Nile, a little bit The Who, even. I keep saying that there’s so many people out there doing interesting stuff. I wish we could play more of it.’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio One

‘A very special record I think you’ll agree’ – Vic Galloway, Radio 1

‘Indie-electronica for a new millennium … one to watch.’ – Drowned in Sound

‘A gentle, blissed out piece of wonderfully intelligent beats and bleeps, with killer melodies to boot.’ – The List

‘Fantastic … an early contender for record of the year’ – IsThisMusic?

‘Ultra-poppy synth-happy music like none other I’ve heard before.’ – Delusions of Adequacy

‘One of the best debut outings I’ve heard in a long while. Very smart stuff indeed’ – Losing Today

Swimmer One: We Just Make Music For Ourselves
Swimmer One: Music For Other People