‘Birthday Girl ’ – an unsentimental love letter to the big sound of the indie pop punk axis of the 90s – will be released on Friday, 17th July by Swimmers Jackson.
The song is the third single from ‘Murmuration’, Niall Jackson’s first full length album using his ‘Swimmers Jackson’ alias, which was released in early May of this year.
Niall says of the song: “It was borne out of a little frustration on my part that a) Nothing seemed to be moving for me, and b) I was really missing my bandmates so wanted to see if I could do this kind of song on my own. ”
‘Birthday Girl’ credits:
Written and performed by Niall Jackson
Drums played by Michael Orange
Recorded by Darragh Nolan in Asta Kalapa studios, Co.Wexford, Steve Shannon in Experimental Audio in Dublin and Matthew Sutton in London
Produced by Jessie Gander
Mixed by Jessie Gander
Mastered by TJ Lipple
About Swimmers Jackson:
Formerly a three-piece, Jackson released two EPs under the name ‘Swimmers’, (Swimmer’s Year 2013, This Burning Circus 2015). After moving to London with no bandmates, he was left reconfiguring Swimmers songs back into solo versions. This new found confidence led to the recording of nine new songs between 2017-2019. Singles creeping out as seen fit, before the debut album ‘Murmuration’ finally sees the light of day this May 2020.
His influences include Elliott Smith, early Weezer (emphasis on early), Andy Shauf, Stephen Malkmus, David Berman, Cat Power, Villagers, So Cow, Pixies and R.E.M.
Jackson’s other acts Bouts & Sweat Threats continue to enjoy success, touring the UK, Europe, and North America, opening for the likes of Johnny Marr, Cloud Nothings, Yuck and P.U.S.A. In January 2019 he recently released a new album ‘Flow’, with Bouts.