Swim School release a new single, ‘Outside’.

It’s the follow-up to March’s ‘Let Me Inside Your Head’, the Edinburgh band having previously also released a six-track mini-album, ‘Volume One’, in 2020.

Recently joined by new drummer Billy McMahon, the quartet – also featuring Alice Johnson on vocals / guitar, guitarist Lewis Bunting, and Matt Mitchell on bass – have previously played TRNMT, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Belladrum Festival and The Xcerts’ 11 date UK tour.

Of the new single, Johnson explains: “’Outside’ is based on the negative impact the toxic people have on your mental health and the moment you realise how toxic they are.

“It’s not until you step back from the situation, that you realise their use of manipulation such as gas lighting and dishonestly was actually destroying your mental health. It made you question everything you did and slowly ate away at your confidence leading to you being unhappy,” she continues.

“It’s about the challenge of finding the strength to cut toxic people out of your life and putting yourself, your happiness and your mental state first. It’s also about realising that toxic people will never change and that is not your responsibility to change them.”

The band have recently been confirmed for the live performance for the digital edition of The Great Escape 2021.

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