SSSH! – Send a Song to SWIT Here!

Calling all artists out there. If you’d like us to check out your music then SSSH! you can Send a Song to SWIT Here! We’re particularly interested in acts from outside the US and UK as we feel the rest of the world doesn’t get as much coverage as it deserves. Hence Super World Indie…

Drink chablis and dig Jef Maarawi

Jef Maarawi – Reverend Jones It’s Inner Ear Records double weirdness today, following our post of Bazooka earlier. Here’s “Reverend Jones”, another far-out freak-out moon-age daydream from Jef Maarawi. It’s a psyche-folk meditation on infamous holy man Reverend Jones that collapses into a rather wonderful jazz breakdown. The titles roll and a 1957 Chevrolet Bel…

I listen to Bazooka while smoking a hookah and punching a palooka

Bazooka – “Ζούγκλα”(Jungle) “Ζούγκλα” (Jungle) is the new single by Athens-based Bazooka, from their forthcoming EP of the same name on Inner Ear Records. Well, this is a trip, a wild ride, a psychedelic head-melting head-fuck, a question without an answer, a T-Rexified stomp through the jungles of your mind. The animals are out there,…

There should be a cereal called No Suits In Miami

No Suits In Miami – Capo 4 I’d find it hard to define my perfect song, luckily now I don’t have to as Lund’s No Suits In Miami have done it for me. Capo 4 has it all, echoing, fuzzy, lo-fi production, jangling guitars, wistfulness and longing. This is a love song for bedsit romantics,…

Mannequin Trees are no dummies

Mannequin Trees – A Little Closer Mannequin Trees is the solo project of Brazilian composer, guitarist and vocalist Ícaro Reis. This is the new single “A Little Closer”, it’s a beautiful, languid tune, touching on longing and regret with delicious Eighties-tinged bass and keys. This would have been a major “slow set” floor filler for…

I Bech you this do well for him

Nils Bech – Apart Stunning single from Norway’s Nils Bech. Apart is about the realisation that the partner who stays with you no longer loves you. Ouch. The tune is magnificent. Out now on DFA Records 2017 Playlist

R.Missing r missing nothing

R.Missing – Deeper Holes This is the wonderful Deeper Holes of their latest EP Unsummering. It’s been unsummering a lot here in Dublin recently – it was freezing yesterday. This is a superb piece of electronic pop from R.Missing. The whole EP is great in fact. Have a nice Sunday everyone. I think I’m off…

Super World Interview Time: Markus Acher on Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest is an avant-pop supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo Tenniscoats. Featuring members of Notwist, Jam Money and Joasihno, their beautiful self-titled debut LP has just been released. In Winter 2016 long-time fan, Markus Acher (Notwist) jumped at the chance to invite Tenniscoats to a small apartment studio, together with Mat Fowler (Jam Money)…

Volpe Hunt – this could be their month

Volpe Hunt – She’s Fiction We got this sent in today It’s Volpe Hunt from Sweden. Inspired by 90s Punk and Grunge (I’m feeling very old now) this is an impressive piece of work. I’m going with EP opener She’s Fiction. Great track – see for yourselves. Okay Monsters is released now on Confetti Kills…

Chances are this will be a hit

Chances – Rishikesh We received this in yesterday from Chances from Montreal and we’re very glad we did. Great pop tune. Here’s what the band say about it We love this song and feel it has a certain power to it. It’s about choice and intention. The intention to trust your instinct, and to align…

The tunes of Honey Harper couldn’t be sharper

Honey Harper – Secret North of normal, just south of strange, that’s where you’ll find Honey Harper. This is “Secret” from new EP “Universal Country” (Arbutus Records). This a breath-taking indie folk/country song, the steel guitar is beautiful and the vocals are suffused with longing. It puts me in mind of Bob Dylan circa “Lay…

I’m singing in the Rain On Monday

Rain on Monday – Hiding Places Love, heartbreak, incomprehension, desertion, sounds bad, doesn’t it? Well, it’s all here in “Hiding Places” by Sweden’s Rain on Monday and in fact what you get is a rather gorgeous electro/folk/country/pop tune with magnificently weathered vocals by Raimond Nurmilampi. Class. Photo: Thomas Harsem SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 46 Spotify…