oli & water [Single]

by wojtek the bear

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £0.79 GBP  or more



Scottish Fiction Records are proud to present 'oil & water'; the second single to be taken from Glasgow indie four piece wojtek the bear's debut album 'a talent for being unreasonable'.

Following on from the success of their maiden EP, wojtek the bear tucked themselves away to work with in-demand producer Chris McCrory (Catholic Action) to record 'a talent for being unreasonable' at Shady Lane Studios in late 2017.

'oil & water' deftly mixes pointed percussion with gentle instrumentation as lead singer Tam Killean calmly broods that “one's too many, but a hundred's never enough.” Of the lyrics, Killean describes the track as being a song about addiction, be that to something or someone. “I think we all have those low-level addictions that we probably don’t even realise are there so it’s about sort of being aware of what you’re doing whilst also feeling like you can’t actually, or maybe don’t want to stop it."

'oil & water' is released digitally on 4th May 2018 via Scottish Fiction Records.


released April 2, 2018
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Chris McCrory at Shady Lane Recording Studio.
Mastered by Sam Smith at Green Door Studio.

All music by wojtek the bear
Lyrics by Tam Killean
Strings by Becky Cheminais

Artwork by Kris Boyle
Cloud logo designed by Chris at Tall Giraffe Artworks
Design by Mark Hastings

Huge thank you to Neil, Emily, Chris, Annie, Becky & Sam.


all rights reserved



Scottish Fiction Glasgow, UK

Fuelled by the belief that if you want to discover something new, the best place to look is right on your doorstep, Scottish Fiction focuses on discovering, showcasing, and promoting new music from Scotland to a wider audience.


contact / help

Contact Scottish Fiction

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

If you like oli & water [Single], you may also like: