Here’s a little treat for the coming week. Free Swim – who I’ve not heard of previously – have a free 4-track EP of really enjoyable, upbeat indie songs that are frankly a little bit loony. They tell the story of a panda called, yes, Yolanda who escapes from captivity in order to fulfil her ambition to climb Everest. I know how that sounds, but give it a go; I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. After all you have to admire any song which includes the line: ‘Yolanda. Nothing rhymes with you except Rwanda.’
The link below should get you to Free Swim’s Bandcamp page where you can find another earlier EP called ‘Two Hands is OK’ which you can also download free.
Thanks to the marvellous Folly of Youth blog for this.