A budding bromance is inadvertently derailed by an undeniably lovely girl called Sophie Buttercup.
Written, performed and recorded by Paul Coltofeanu.
Artwork by Ryan Say
Mastered by Philip Patrick Bashford
'The Smell of Pregnancy' Official Video:
'Dennis' on the Radio:
BBC 6music - Gideon Coe, Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson
XFM - John Kennedy
Amazing Radio - Gill Mills, Charlie Ashcroft, Georgie Rogers, Aaron Phillips
released 20 February 2012
"Charmers of the Week"
- The Guardian
- Gideon Coe, BBC 6music
- Cerys Matthews, BBC 6music
- John Kennedy, XFM
"Free Swim's best yet" (The Smell of Pregnancy)
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6music
"What a foul title for a song" (The Smell of Pregnancy)
- Pete Donaldson, Absolute Radio
"One of the all time great song titles" (The Smell of Pregnancy)
"The pure, delicious art-pop of friendship and love"
"a nonconformist treat, delightfully swimming against the tide of current trends and mixing a fine English whimsy with muscular DIY pop. Highly recommended."
"smart, hook-filled and the vocals are reminiscent of John Wesley Harding, both in the timbre of Coltofeanu's voice as well as his wordplay in the lyrics."
"expertly walks a fine line between art-rock swagger and avant-garde mayhem and joyfully channels the excesses of Zappa and Beefheart."
"Free Swim is very much a one off artist - in the sense that there isn't any other artist who could do what it does with such aplomb."
"ace, catchy pop"
"it's all very smashing and whimsical, and utterly the sort of thing that I shouldn't like at all."