I’m completely (dance) floored by Oli Hannaford

Oli Hannaford – Considering Both Sides (ft. Marna) (Splinter) ‘Considering Both Sides’is the new single from 22-year-old producer, singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Oli Hannaford. It’s the first track to be taken from Oli’s debut EP for Parisian label Splinter and sees him partner with London based vocalist Marna. It’s a multi-layered tale of unrequited love….

The tweet tweet sound of Tsvetochnyui 15

Tsvetochnyui 15 – Twitter Another fantastic tune from SWIT favs Tsvetochnyui 15 – ever-shifting, androgynous, mysterious, menacing – Twitter is a slinky, trip-hopped ballad with myriad twists and turns. Just superb. Stil waiting on those interview questions guys 😉 YouTube 2018 Playlist Spotify 2018 Playlist

The Catenary Wires have produced a parabola for our times*

The Catenary Wires – Was that Love?/ What About The Rings? The Catenary Wires is Amelia Fletcher and creative partner Rob Pursey, formerly of Talulah Gosh, Tender Trap and more. “Was That Love?” is a fragile, wistful ballad. The song is a warm, melancholy embrace and displays the duo’s melodic instincts to wonderful effect. “What…

Take a parachute and jump…with IO e la TIGRE

IO e la TIGRE – Se entrambi i nostri aerei cadessero (Garrincha Dischi) Welcome back to SWIT favourites IO e la Tigre with their sparkling new single “Se entrambi i nostri aerei cadessero” (If both our planes fall), the first single from their new album – entitled “GRRR POWER” which will be released in autumn…

Friedrich Sunlight won’t rain on your parade

Friedrich Sunlight – Kommen Und Gehen (Tapete) Kenji Kenji certainly comes and goes from project to project, from tune to tune, does the man ever get a moment’s rest? Are we complaining? Not in the least. “Kommen Und Gehen” is another songwriting masterclass – simply perfection from the wonderfully melodic vocals, the harmonies and especially…

Ratboys? Go figure.

Ratboys – Figure (Topshelf Records) photo by Johnny Fabrizio This is “Figure” by Chicago’s Ratboys (Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan). Displaying an almost obscene devotion to melody, these folks view the world with at least one arched-eyebrow and they write songs that make you feel happy to be alive. The deliriously brilliant video was made…

I’m shaken (not stirred) by Verano

VERANO – BOMBAFRAGOLA  (42 Records) Verano says “For all the “Bombafragola” I’ve been drinking for and for the ones I’ll drink again.” “Bombafragola” is “an absurd cocktail and (they say) deadly, bright pink, which is prepared in a historic bar in Milan”. The song itself is a killer – lovely guitar work, splendid organ and…

These guys are UNS topabble

UNS – VON A NACH A (Sinnbus) “Von A nach A“ is from the LP ALLES WAS WIR MACHEN IST KUNST. I like what Sinnbus say about the tune “As always with UNS: in an ironic pose until you suddenly get serious. The summer hit for the chemistry meeting, the 40th floor and the open…

I’m in thrall to Zero Call

Zero Call – Mind Instruction (Werkstatt Recordings) Photo: Leonardo Bizzarri Zero Call is an Italian electronic music composer. “Mind Instruction” is a superbly dark take on analogue 80s synths, think Giorgio Moroder’s evil twin. Love the video clip as well. YouTube 2018 Playlist Spotify 2018 Playlist

Steiner & Madlaina are running around my brain-a

Steiner & Madlaina – Wenn du mir glaubst (Glitterhouse Records) Photo by June Fischer “Wenn du mir glaubst” (If you believe me) is from their debut album ‘Cheers’, coming this October. The Swiss duo are Nora Steiner and Madlaina Pollin and this deliciously skilful sliver of indie-pop brilliance belies their youth and points to a…

Gabriel Kahane creates magic on a train

Gabriel Kahane – “What If I Told You” (Nonesuch) Travelogue is a wonderful LP by THe Human League. It’s also a film, book, or illustrated lecture about the places visited by or experiences of a traveller. It’s also a stock-in-trade device of the folk artist, the wandering mistral, the poet and the corner house bore….