Artist info


Indie, Pop

Sounds like

Ball Park Music, The Lumineers, The Kooks, Damien Rice, The Wombats, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros

band members

Lucky Tyler Darcy Michael Adele Saskia Harry


Dad’s Fastest Swimmers is a collective of amateur swimmers and somehow even more amateur musicians. The indie pop band formed after a day at the local pool in the scorching Queensland heat (because, free band aids) where the friends challenged a kids swim club to a race. Despite the fact that lead singer Lucky can’t swim and has a debilitating fear of water and children, the group still beat out the club of eight year olds.

While drunk on the taste of victory they decided they might as well form a indie pop band.
The band understands that the odds of making it big are a million to one (but they are used to those kind of odds). Dad’s Fastest Swimmers spent the majority of 2018 posting quality, tongue in cheek, content to social media and somehow still found time to perform, write and record their debut single “Mixed Messages”.

The debut single ‘Mixed Messages’ explores the challenging and often confusing landscape that is modern dating and hookup culture. Dad’s Fastest Swimmers' member, and songwriter for their debut track, Lucky, said they wanted their first track to be an upbeat, catchy pop tune, that you can easily sing along to, reflective of the band's overall sound. “Our aim for the debut single was to release a song that was so catchy that it started charting on the World Health Organisation's list of infectious diseases. The feedback we’ve received so far says we might just achieved this - what we didn’t expect was how much this song would resonate, with so many people, who have had very similar experiences", Lucky said.


Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2019

Triple J

there's an intimate and genuine charm about this one from the quickest in bris.

there's an intimate and genuine charm about this one from the quickest in bris.