Olympia shares first look at new album (Flamingo)

We have a sneaky exclusive trailer for Olympia’s sophomore album Flamingo, which is due out this Friday (5th July).  It’s obviously a very heartfelt record, and one which we are looking forward to. We caught Olympia supporting Anna Calvi recently, and were lucky enough to hear a few of the new songs.

Olympia explains ““The record explores how grief and desire are intertwined. It’s referencing a personal tragedy – the addiction and loss of someone very close to me… But it’s not a project of catharsis – I chose to submit myself to this experience because I wanted to create from inside it, rather than simply explaining it. I’ve tried to borrow from my own grief to create its inverse: something new; a territorial hope affair; a love letter from the living.”

To celebrate the album release, a string of dates in UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia have been announced. Further details are below.

Do take a look at the trailer.



FLAMINGO Tracklisting

  1. Star City
  2. Come Back
  3. Easy Pleasure
  4. Nervous Riders
  5. Hounds
  6. Won’t Say That
  7. Two Hands
  8. Shoot To Forget
  9. First You Leave
  10. Flamingo
  11. Wrong Number

Upcoming shows:
October 4 – Anglesea Memorial Hall – Tickets HERE
October 5 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – Tickets HERE
October 11 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – Tickets HERE
October 25 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – Tickets HERE

Further details about Olympia’s European shows can be found on here Facebook page and website.

Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker