In some ways a beginning is just The Other End

The Other End – Far From Home As debuts go this is pretty special. As new songs go, this is pretty special. We love it here at SWIT when we get in on the ground floor (so to speak) with a new band. This elevator is definitely going through the glass ceiling. “Far From Home”…

Your life will be fuller with Color Dolor

Color Dolor – Revolution “Banger” usually signifies “sausage” to me, only very rarely does it apply to a song in my opinion, in a good way anyway. I can say “Revolution” by Color Dolor is the rare exception. It’s a perfect expression of the personal revolution that happens when you find real friendship when shared…

I could Abraham Murder a cold beer

Abraham Murder – I Am Electricity Abraham Murder is the alter ego of multimedia artist Igor K. “I Am Electricity” is the lead single from his new LP “Scarlet Distance” (released in December ’17 on Winslow Records). It’s a brilliant song with sharp new wave edges. It’s immediate, cool and clever and brings to mind…

Swit dreams with Marie-Louise Munck

Marie-Louise Munck – Dead Calm Ocean Elegiac, poetic, mesmeric, a requiem for a dream, sad and hopeful in equal measure, Marie-Louise Munck’s “Dead Calm Ocean” has been the song I’ve played over and over again this week. “Dead Calm Ocean” is the first single and video from her new album “Moon Dogs” (DME) which is…

Down in the underground with Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat – Tombeau pour David Bowie It’s hard to believe it’s been two years, I still sit at my ramshackle desk here in SWIT Towers and expect David to come striding in with an “Oi mate sign this non-disclosure agreement innit, we’re gonna record a new secret album and take the musical world by…

Here’s 10,000 hertz of Friede Merz

Friede Merz – Soho “I’m looking for my so-and-so” Well, I know a few so-and-sos to be quite frank, it’s an expression I haven’t heard in a while, nice to make its acquaintance once more. “Soho” by Friede Merz is a love song and a memorial to the London neighbourhood of Soho. Ah yes, and…

If I had pavillions I’d fill them with the songs of Lynette Williams

Lynette Williams – Always On My Mind I’ll keep this short, this is new from Lynette Williams. Lynette has the most beautiful voice I’ve heard in my time here at SWIT. You know the one about Sinatra singing the phonebook, thankfully she’s got much better taste, and is a wonderful songwriter. She’s also a standout…

Matthew James Aylett should be called Matthew James A-List*

Matthew James Aylett – Factory Blues “Bright New Year” by Bert Jansch is one of my favourite songs for the turning of the year. Bert was, of course, a supremely gifted songwriter and a master teller of English folktales. I find myself coming back to him again and again around this time, this tangled time…

SWIT Premiere – Kudos to Tori Kudo

Tori Kudo – Wings Of The Dawn Hello 2018, we’re back. Ignoring the arbitrary time measure imposed upon us, it cannot be denied that we’ve been eating a lot of cheese and generally lying on the floor after too much booze. But now, SWIT is turning over a new leaf. So it’s more than apropos…

SWIT’s Top 10 of 2017 #1

And so it comes to this, choosing 10* amazing songs from a year of amazing songs. We got something going on, thanks to Gerry for being such a congenial co-host here on Super World Indie Tunes, he’s a class act, so class. Anyhows here’s my ultra top tunes from 2017, in no particular order because…

SWIT’S Best Of 2017 #7

The Magnificent Seventh installment of our BEST OF 2017 THE PERFECT KISS – Disconnect (Elefant Records) – The perfect tune Dog Whistle – Boro Boro Origin of the species Juniore – Antoine (Le Phonographe) Senior songwriters Gruska Babuska – Refurinn (Phonofile Pop) The night comes falling from the sky SEPALOT – Konzentrat feat. M.Lindermayr (EskapadenMusik)…

SWIT’S Best Of 2017 Part 5

Part 5 of our 2017 Best Of- More tunes that made us act like loons St. Stephen’s Day celebrates the first Christian martyr and falls on December 26th. However, in Ireland, the celebration of the day seem to have little relation to St. Stephen himself, although there is one tale that recounts the ‘chattering’ wren…