Hard-boiled is my middle name and you know what they say “hard-boiled by name, hard-boiled by nature”. Never a truer word. I loved eggs. I mean prepared in all kinds of ways, scrambled, fried, poached, it didn’t really matter. I’ll see your white, raise you a yolk and double it. It wasn’t really a surprise when the man from the Irish Egg Board (Board Gug Na Heireann) approached me in The Lotts with a proposition. Just slip in the odd mention of eggs on “The Facebook” (his words, not mine – he was from Roscommon) and we’ll make it worth your while. Bigly. I sat there looking over at him, smirking away all free-range, corn-fed and cock-sure of himself. The stupid bastard, I mean I don’t have much, but my eggtegrity is unimpoachable. Well, when I’d done with him, feathers were flying and he was laid out flat on the floor. What kind of a fool would hatch such a crazy plot. No, no f…ing way. I hate violence but is was a nestecery evil in this case. So, let’s crack on. At the whisk of sounding crazy and as cluck would have it here are the 14 best tunes (14 is a Switter’s dozen) we found from around the globe this week. If you like them enough I suggest you shell out a few quid – check out Nakury, Silverbacks, Pink Tiles, Polyester Embassy, Últim Cavall, Andy Svarthol , Seahoarse, Mira Aasma, Etsuko Yakushimaru, PARVAAZ (interview coming soon), Husky, Fall Gruc, Polyester Embassy, The Homsies on Mishwar Amal and A CASA !!?!?!?!?!?!
SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 19
SWIT Spotify Playlist 2017
SWIT Soundcloud Playlist 2017
We’ve been building up to this for a while and we’ve finally decided it’s time to lego of this wonderful live performance by the in-no-way square BLOC PARTY – I thought books would have been more important than music at the Reading Festival? Sorry, omelettin’ the side down again.
“Success…never thought about that but I would be very happy if I can keep writing music that could give some kind of feeling, any feeling, to the people who listened to them. And if our music could reach to as many people as possible, that would be my success.”
Yes! It’s our interview with Iris from Taffy – she really lays it on the line. The new LP “Nyctophilia” is totally mangling my melons.
Geroge Christian delivered SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week – he’s a largely self-taught musician and academic from Salvador in Brazil. Exílios 1 is the first part of a trilogy on the Sê-lo Netlabel. The album mixes instrumental and vocal pieces, both compostional and improvised. I find the music facinating, and the playing is exceptional. For me it conjures up very different journeys, across desserts, mountains and vast oceans, it’s a dreamscape to get lost in. XÍLIOS 1 is truely a collaborative effort -George plays flat-top guitar, flute, bass and vocals and is joined byLucas de Gal on berimbau, Izaky Grimm and Igor Galind on drums, Nilton Belmonte on cello, Vítor Rios – mandolin , Lucas Jagersbacher – Indian sitar and Mehata Hiroshi – noh singing, percussion and hichiriki. It says on bandcamp that the album is “speaking about trans-territoriality as an existential condition.” Not 100% sure what that means but it’s an egg-citing listen and a real step into the out-of-the-ordinary nonetheless! Jump in, I’ll be dis-custard if you don’t like it.
Ols Master Swit polished the spoons,excavated some ruins and explored Jupiter’s moons and now it’s time for SWIT Swoons. And this week we revisit Sarah Ferri. “I’ve been living on another planet, so really I’m lost right now.” Let’s hope she’s found her way back before her chickens come home to roost. Check out our CLASSIC SWIT INTERVIEW!
I was wagging my tail and panting when I saw the latest piece of art to be hung in the grand hall of La Galleria De La Switeux, this wonderful portrait of Cheddar by Rémi from Atelier Ciseaux. We’ve got an interview with him ( Rémi , not Cheddar) next week! I wonder if he asked the dog to “say cheese”? No ,that would be crackers. [You’re fired. Ed.]
Well, that’s all from SWIT this week, un oeuf is un oeuf – eggs-it stage left.