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).
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 the studio in early 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 is the lead single, and comes out on 03.02.2023.
BBC 6 Music and RTÉ Radio 1 in Ireland have been early champions of the track. Steve Lamacq describing it as ‘deft of touch’ with Lilian Smith saying it is ‘gorgeous’.
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). Now is All comes out via Wonky Karousel Records on March 31st, 2023 on limited edition vinyl & CD. Available for pre-order from www.swimmersjackson.bandcamp.com from 03.02.2023.
Influences include Elliott Smith, Hamilton Leithhauser, Rivers Cuomo, Andy Shauf,
Stephen Malkmus, David Cloud Berman, Cat Power, Conor O’ Brien, Frank Black and Michael Stipe.
Jackson’s other acts Bouts and Sweat Threats continue to release music irregularly and have toured the UK, Europe, and North America, opening for the likes of Johnny Marr,
Cloud Nothings, Yuck and Presidents of the United States of America.