You’d be the Soft in the head not to like this.

Soft – Post Cabaret From Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia here’s the excellent Soft. This is the opening track off current album (and forthcoming vinyl release) Nostalgia. It’s Shoegaze,Post-Punk and ColdWave apparently. I don’t don’t like to categorise (although I see the value in giving people an idea of what something might sound like when searching through…

A double dip from Taxidermist & The Hubschrauber

Taxidermist – Phillip Jeffries – RSD 2017 – Twin Peaks S3; The Hubschrauber – Another Horse [Twin Peaks Anniversary Edition] Any band that releases a song to celebrate season 3 of Twin Peaks is OK in SWIT’s book. The fact that the band is SWIT favourite Taxidermist makes it even better. The fact that it’s…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Le Millipede – Mirror Mirror

Mathias Götz gets his alias –Le Millipede – from the fact that only a millipede would have enough feet to simultaneously control enough buttons, levers and pedals to produce his compositions so richly, in a way that no synthesizer alone could do. As a musician Götz is a magpie, having played in orchestras and big…

Feeling byzantine? So is Luna Green

Luna Green – Lotus Interception Wild and wonderfully original, here is Lotus Intercetion (Birds Records) by Sweden’s Luna Green. This is a an ominous, volatile four and a half minute odyssey. A forlorn incantation to the dawn, a winter hymn, a dream made real, a ghost that flickers into life and breaks through the ice….

A toast! to Talk Show Host

Talk Show Host – Fireworks (Tragically Hip cover) Fireworks is the new single by some of our favourite Canadians – Talk Show Host. It’s a storming Tragically Hip cover of their 1998 hit about love, hockey and nostalgia. Hey, I don’t know much about hockey, I don’t know much about love but I can do…

The Giovanni Ferrario Alliance (not Française)

Giovanni Ferrario Alliance – Brush Bit pressed for time this morning, places to be, people to meet, moods to kill etc. so I’ll just say I absolutley love this track from Italy’s Giovanni Ferrario Alliance. It’s got the substance to go with it’s style and it’s got that in spades. Great dream-like vdeo as well…

There’s nothing old hat about Lia Pamina

Lia Pamina – Better Off Without You What’s not to like about his? Wonderful, wonderful melody, quite amazing vocal and a mood to cherish. This is the new video by Lia Pamina for “Better Off Without You” from the LP “Love Is Enough” (Elefant Records). “Lia Pamina’s voice and Joe Moore’s songs seem like they…

SWITTLE: THE SCHOOL – Live on Radio3, TVE2 [22-2-2016]

Here’s another excellent UK act from the Elefant roster, namely Cardiff’s The School. This is a live set they did for Spain’s Radio3 and TVE2 last year. IMO The School have graduated with a 1st class honours degree in pop. See what I did there?!?!?!!? Setlist- 0:25 – Never Thought I’d See The Day 2:57…

King Bones buttered my scones

King Bones – Who’s Got The Drugs I’ve taken a lot of drugs, I don’t mind telling you. Not right now, I mean over the years. I’ve wandered through Glasnevian snow blizzards in June, I’ve been threatened by Aran jumpers in Prague. I’ve come out on the wrong side of an argument with an old…

They stole my pasties – they call them Los Nastys

Los Nastys – No Hay Amor En Las Calles (No Love On The Streets) Evil bastards. Filthy fuckers. Call them what you like, there’s no question that Los Nastys will live down to your expectations. This is No Hay Amor En Las Calles (There’s no love in the streets) on Nacional Records. There’s no love…

By sheer luck I found Elementary Penguins

Elementary Penguins – Does It Feel Like Home? This is an insistent, insidious garage rocker with a beautiful, understated vocal. This is the new single, “Does It Feel Like Home?”, by Amsterdam’s Elementary Penguins, it’s from the LP “The Charge Of The Light Brigade” on V2 Records which I’m going to to hop on right…