SWIT Premiere: Falling Out Of Love by Red Sleeping Beauty

SWIT favs Red Sleeping Beauty must be happy indeed this morning, Sweden* vanquished mighty South Korea (imaginatively nicknamed “The Reds”) in the World Cup yesterday. More importantly, they have a wonderful new record on the way. I am so happy to premiere “Falling Out Of Love” from the EP, called “Always On Your Side”. It’s…

SWIT Sounds Abound #5

Good afternoon! I could be watching Morocco v Iran or listening to these ten terrific tunes – well no competition, music wins every time. Today we visit Indonesia, Norway, Italy, Austria, Catalonia, Finland, Spain, France and Sweden! Class – enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend y’all. Peonies – Haliho (Nanaba Records) SWIT favs…

Super World Interview Time: Kristina from Kristal & Jonny Boy

Sweden’s Kristal & Jonny Boy are Kristina Hanses (vocals, lyrics, dance) and Jonny Eriksson (guitar, drums), they have just released their new LP “It’s My Heart” on La Tempesta and it’s accompanied by a couple of wonderful videos that show off their striking visual style and choreography to stunning effect. The songs themselves are beautiful,…

Red Sleeping Beauty have invited us to the Matinée

Well the excitement is reaching fever pitch (?!!) here in SWIT towers. Gerry is out on the balcony playing keepy-uppy (without a ball!, don’t ask), we’ve installed a bar and I’ve styled my beard à la Brazilian legend Socrates. Our good friends Red Sleeping Beauty contacted us about their unofficial Swedish (150/1) anthem “Dressed In Yellow…

SWIT Premiere: The New Tigers are Grrreat!!

Is it their finest work to date? “In The Tall Grass” is impossibly evocative, these impressions jotted down before I even knew the title – the song induced a kind of trance – crickets, the hissing of summer lawns, the delicious, ambiguous, almost imperceptible backing vocals, the memories of a hot summers day recalled on…

SWIT Sounds Abound #4

Another sunny day in paradise, another hot batch of tunes to add to our best of 2018, we kick off this week with KEKA – Out Of The Water Here is Fredrik Andersson a.k.a KEKA from Sweden with “Out Of The Water”, which is a dreamy, multi-layered sunshine-tinged melody. Lovely work! It does mention slaughter…

Super World Interview Time: Anna Jean of Juniore

Juniore’s 2017 LP “Ouh Là Là” was one of our records of the year. It was unique, a heady mix of the old and the new, a bright, beautiful, stylish and BOLD statement of intent from Anna Jean and the band. Produced by Samy Osta, with striking artwork by Anna Jean herself, it made for…

SWIT Premiere – DALLAS KALEVALA : VICTIMIZER

DALLAS KALEVALA : VICTIMIZER Here comes the big noise. We are delighted to premiere “Victimizer” by Dallas Kalevala. The band takes their cue from some block rocking beats, the song is loud, dark and sweet, it makes you want to move your feet, it’s got that nineties (I think, I’ve been alive so long) sheen,…

Super World Interview Time: Lisa Elstad of Nikki Oniyome

SWIT featured Nikki Oniyome’s new EP “Mizu/Sui 水”  not so long. I said I’ve listened many times to the four excellent electro-acoustic folktronic tracks and some impressions occur – installation pop, minimal, intelligent, cooly emotional, thoughtful, surprising, playful, unexpected, delightful. Each song is a different take on water music, from the cinematic “Drown”, the sombre and…

Super World Interview Time: What goes around comes around for Jeannel

We covered Jeannel’s first release “Mind Tricks” last year, now she is back with another fantastic song and video – the beautiful, reflective, multi-layered ballad  “Karma”.  It’s from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Love’ on Better Call Rob which was co-produced by Tamer Fahri (Dillon, Lafawnda) and Christian Prommer (Fauna Flash, Voom Voom). We were delighted when…

SWIT Sounds Abound #3

Gerry’s bonged off to Barcelona for the weekend to that Primavera Sound thing and I’ve been left here sniffing my own roses. Frankly, it’s how I like it, nobody saying “put the wine away”, “put the whiskey away”, “put the crack away”, put the….you get the picture. So I can honestly say I’ve been trying…

Listen intently to the music of James Bentley

And now to the border-country of Cavan, a place I know and love well, having worked there for a few years back in the mists of time. We find 20-year-old singer/songwriter James Bentley releasing his first EP, and a pretty promising debut it is too. James has a warm, heartfelt voice and knows his way…