THE XCERTS – IN THE COLD WIND WE SMILE – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR+ SWIM SCHOOL

Brighton based 3 piece The XCERTS can today announce a limited reissue of a remastered version of their wonderful debut album ”In The Cold Wind We Smile’, which is 10 years old in 2019. The reissue will come with a digital bonus album with 13 extra tracks including unreleased songs, live versions, early demos and more. The band will also be heading out on a UK headline tour through late November and early December to celebrate this reissue and 10 years of the album, all dates and album reissue track listings are below.

Singer/guitarist Murray MacLeod explains a bit about the thinking behind the reissue:  “To think it’s been 10 years since the release of our debut record is pretty wild. It’s been a hell of a journey and the fact we are still an active band who are able to reissue a record for an anniversary is really cool. We’re currently in the studio working on our new album but we’ve been knee deep in nostalgia putting together the reissue and we’re really looking forward to playing the album in its entirety throughout November / December. We haven’t played some of these songs since the release of the record so it’s going to be a trip but we’re stoked to hit the road and turn up the amplifiers in celebration.” 

The Xcerts Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Do You Feel Safe?’ below:


Based in Edinburgh, swim school are a 4 piece, indie-pop band made up of Alice Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), Lewis Bunting (Guitar), Nairn Milne (Drums) and Matt Mitchell (Bass).

Announced in 2019, but having originally formed at the end of 2018, swim school already host an eclectic collection of songs featuring the inspired tones of The Cure, Pale Waves and Wolf Alice.

swim school dived into Scotland’s burgeoning indie scene with their debut single ‘sway’ which was released on the 22nd February. The release of ‘sway’ turned heads, attracting the attention of Tenement TV, The Modern Record, The Sun newspaper and radio DJ, Jim Gellatly.

It’s been an exciting start for the foursome as they have already played some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals such as TRNSMT, Belladrum, XPO North and King Tuts Summer Nights to name a few.

Alongside a trio of sold out shows with Indigo Velvet, Dancing on Tables and Scottish pop-rock giants The XCERTS. It’s exciting times for swim school who have been hailed as ones to watch in 2020.

“Edinburgh has another great indie guitar band in the making – so much potential” – Up and Coming Edinburgh

The Edinburgh indie-pop rockers’ released their second highly anticipated single ‘take you there’ on the 21st of June which has since been accredited by both Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth with multiple plays on BBC Radio Scotland. swim school continue to write and record music in their studio as they set their sights on a potential headline show in Edinburgh at the beginning of next year.

Swim School Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Listen to ‘take you there’ below: