The Road Up North mixes it with Elephants On Tape

ELEPHANTS ON TAPE – “Lightweights” (The Road Up North Remix) About Lightweights we originally said “Understatement is an art in these days of excessive everything. “Lightweights” is understatement as art, insistent, minimalist keyboards, barely audible backing vocals, looped beats and silence – all integral, nothing wasted, as a spider web being weaved before your eyes…

I peered through the fronds at Autre Monde

Autre Monde – Village Of Loomers Paddy Hanna and Autre Monde are becoming auteurs of a particular kind of Irish kitchen sink vignette. Over the episodic release of the four tracks on The Dukes Of Abbey Street (Popical Island), they’ve developed a very distinctive sound that undoubtedly wears it’s sharp, clipped new wave-influenced heart on…

I’ll put the Muñecas for the defense

Muñecas – Al Aterrizar Muñecas are from Rosario, Argentina and have been together since 2012. Last year they hooked up with producer Tuta Torres (Banda de Turistas) to begin work on their self-titled debut album, coming later this year. Al Aterrizar a beautifully melodic, downbeat track with superb vocals is the lead single. The video,…

Skizzo Frenetic and his perfect sonic aesthetic

Skizzo Frenetik – Misery Okay, I’ll level with you. This is my favourite new artist of 2017. I think he’s incredible. We featured a track of his earlier this summer and now he’s got a new one out and he’s done it again.It’s called Misery and I’m talking about Skizzo Frenetik. We’ve an interview with…

After playing this Levon the rest of the album

ADHD – Levon The standard of tunes this week is going through the roof here at SWIT HQ (We’ll need to get that fixed actually). Next up we have the amazing ADHD from Iceland and a track off their current album ADHD 6 entitled Levon. Tell me this isn’t amazing right? Spotify 2017 Playlist

Delphine Dora & Mocke have a record that’s cool as fuck

Delphine Dora & Mocke – Le Service Abstrait A stunning collaboration between Delphine Dora & Mocke. The album – Le Corps Défendant – is an absolute treasure to listen to. I went for Le Service Abstrait but it could have been any one of them. 10 SWITS out of 10 here guys. Out now on…

Time to check in and check out Montauk Hotel

Montauk Hotel – Sense of Place We love it when people get in touch with us here at SWIT HQ (currently broadcasting from our studio inside Newgrange) and we love it even more when they come armed with tunes as good as Sense of Place from Dublin’s Montauk Hotel. Describing themselves perfectly as an “Indie…

I dance the tarantella to the songs of Kala Brisella

Kala Brisella – Immer Neu Immer Fresh I’m not throwing bananas up O’Connell Street when I say that “Always New Always Fresh” (Immer Neu Immer Fresh) is entirely appropriate when it comes to Kala Brisella for this band have turned nervous energy into an art form and this is another blisteringly good, tumultuous cut from…

Super World Interview Time: Party Fears

We featured the 2nd single off Party Fear’s stunning self titled debut album back in June and subsequently asked the guys for an interview which they kindly agreed to.A perfect time to publish it as they are in Dublin this week playing The Hut in Phibsborough on Wednesday 23rd August with Last Days of Elvis…

Sketch by Party Fears

Latest addition to La Galleria De La Switeux is this class sketch from the multi-talented Party Fears.It’s a picture of a currywurst attacking the Oberbaumbrücke! Most people would have run when they saw this happen but not Party Fears,they braved it so the world could see another side to the Currywurst. Coincidentally they happen to…