Their latest release, Adventure Gun EP, is a record of finely calculated and crafted sounds, clever rhythms and some reassuringly poignant lyrics. The opening track Mountains is a plethoric mixture of buzzing and whirring syhths that writhe and turn over the thick harmonies. I was particularly taken with the line - 'So why do you look so upset when they knocked your house down to build a road that could set you free?' - Eloquence rarely found amongst archetypal mathematicians.
Filling My Head has a tenderer feel, and moves away from what the band have produced before and into a more thoughtful space. There are two sides of music. There is music that is song driven - carried by composition alone, and there is music that feels sound driven - where a sonic landscape is the ultimate goal. Olympians have obviously given a lot of thought to both of these elements of music production. The songs are catchy and memorable and obviously meticulously put together. This EP sounds really great.
The band has moved from Norwich, their hometown, to London. They have been performing a lot, including a show with Spring Offensive. The Great Escape will be graced by them this year and they're playing in The Old Blue Last (London) later in May. Well worth a look in if you can!