Olympia, Australia’s ‘local guitar bully and counter-culture connoisseur’, Herald Sun


One of Australia’s most relentlessly original artists, Olympia has released two studio albums to international critical acclaim including Flamingo (2019) and Self Talk (2016), an album that was nominated for an ARIA award, shortlisted in the Australian Music Prize and selected as Triple J feature album.


Soaring guitar-fronted art-rock led Clash (UK) to describe the artist “in perfect control of her art”. Olympia has gained an International reputation as a visceral live performer, a commanding singer and guitarist of rare taste and imagination who forges a magnetic connection with her audience.


Olympia’s work has made an immediate imprint on the international music community with airplay on Radio 1, BBC 6 (UK), and FLUX FM (GR) a number of high profile international playlist additions, airplay on triple j, double j and community radio nationally.


Upcoming release Love For One is new beginning for Olympia, the first release on her own Reach-Around Records label.




“Australian songwriter Olympia seems in perfect control of her art…. ‘Shoot To Forget’ is a bittersweet return, surging past painful memories while interlinking to the melodies that drove her debut album… it’s an incisive return, mature but still refreshing.“


“Shoot To Forget continues her trend of creating spectacular moments of festival-ready pop, again electing for a more guitar-entwined, indie-rock instrumental to platform her vocal, which on Shoot To Forget, captures the same anthemic passion that has been shaded through her previous work. It’s the second single from a highly-anticipated second album bound to be among Australia’s most spectacular local releases” PILERATS


“Olympia continues to astound us with ‘Shoot To Forget’… Olympia has form. She absolutely bowled us over with her last album Self Talk in 2016 and ‘Shoot To Forget’ might well have taken things up another step again It‘s a charged-up jolt of energetic indie-pop that digs its claws in from the very outset.”


“Shoot To Forget” is parts poignant, mellifluous, and unavoidable… Substance and style meet at the intersection of sonic artistry” DIGITAL HIGH (US)


“Shoot To Forget, takes a logical chronological leap into the 80s, sitting somewhere between new wave and yacht rock while never mining either genre too heavily. The stabbing, staccato hook will be the first element to become lodged in your brain, but it’s the swoony bridge that you will truly tumble for, and want to relive over and over.”


“The sound of a relentlessly original artist coming into her own” SKOPE MAG


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