"Sink or Swim" was the début release and first single by Bad Lieutenant. It appears as the first track on their début album Never Cry Another Tear. It was released on 28 September 2009. The single was backed with the fellow album track "Dynamo". The single did not chart in the UK, though sales were likely impacted as both songs had already been released for free through the band's websites prior to the official release that September. In February 2010, to accompany the band's first UK tour, a digital remix bundle was released with remixes by Mark Reeder, James Bright and The Teenagers.