Surfacing: Olympians

on Thursday, November 10, 2011
Words: Saam Das

I am a fan of the Olympics. In fact, if anyone reading this is involved in London 2012 and wants to pay me to also be involved, you will be my hero. I am also a fan of Norwich quartet Olympians. Even though they sent me an email a while back with attachments. I hate attachments. (Does anyone actually read our contact page?) Regardless, I am quite enamoured with their pleasing math-folk sounds.

Latest single 'Barnacle / Wake Up Old' combines the folk pleasantries with more rambunctious indie-pop, somewhat in the vein of fellow splendid newcomers Dog Is Dead. The single itself combines two tracks, as well as having its own b-side, which is somewhat unconventional. But it does remind me of the amazing collaborative performance Sigur Ros and Amiina did a few years back on Later With Jools.

Anyway, one part of the new single, 'Wake Up Old' is available to download for free below. You can also download the electro-pop offering, 'Foreign Language', from January's 'To Our Wives And Sweethearts' EP.

STREAM: Barnacle / Wake Up Old by Olympians

FREE DOWNLOAD: Foreign Language by Olympians

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