Irish Artist on the rise: Swimmers Jackson finds confidence on new album

Formerly a three-piece in Dublin, releasing two EPs under the name ‘Swimmers’,

(Swimmer’s Year 2013, This Burning Circus 2015) before moving to London and striking out solo.

This new found confidence led to the recording of nine new songs between 2017-2019 which eventually saw the release of his debut album Murmuration on May 8th 2020 (RTÉ Album of the Week May 2020).

Artist on the rise: Swimmers Jackson new album Now is All is out now via Wonky Karousel Records, on limited edition vinyl & CD. Available from

With no opportunity to tour given it was the very start of a two year pandemic, Jackson took to writing as many songs as possible to document the feelings of that time before heading back into a studio in Limerick between lockdowns over Christmas 2021 and St. Patrick’s Day 2022.

Armed with a handful of songs about loss of identity, an uncertain future, concerns with society’s direction, and getting older against your will, the resulting album Now Is All is both hard fought and hard won.

Stripped Away the lead single, came out on 03.02.2023 to a huge amount of radio play.

BBC 6 Music and RTÉ Radio 1 in Ireland were early champions of the track. Steve Lamacq describing it as ‘deft of touch’ with Lilian Smith saying it is ‘gorgeous’.

The follow up single and title track ‘Now Is All’ has been described by 6Music’s Deb Grant as “Springlike and brilliant” while Siobhán Kane of the Irish Times gave the album a glowing review this week, remarking it is an album “peppered with intimacy and expansiveness”.

Recorded by Micháel Keating (Bleeding Heart Pigeons) in Castletroy, Co. Limerick between Christmas 2021 and St. Patrick’s Day 2022. Drums and percussion by Brendan McInerney (Bleeding Heart Pigeons/ The Mary Wallopers).


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