I and We think Kettcar play wonderful guitar

Kettcar – Wagenburg Wagenburg is the new single from Kettcar, it’s a rumination on the rise of the far right, the unease, anxiety, and uncertainty that’s abroad in the world and questions what the leftist response should be. The song itself has a nagging, anxious undertow that reflects the subject matter – it’s downbeat and…

As in a sweven* we heard Erin At Eleven

We love it here at SWIT HQ. We also love it here at SWIT HQ when artists send us their music. ERIN AT ELEVEN is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from “the outskirts Glasgow”, who has been writing songs since 2005. I wonder which outskirts? Even though I lived in Edinburgh for many years and would never normally…

Abracadabra! It’s The Man From Managra

I’m off to watch Mayo play Dublin (again) in the All-Ireland final today. I’m from Mayo and we’ve been in many finals over the past 15 years or so, however, we’ve lost all of them. In fact we’ve won SFA since 1951 so you could say we’ve been sipping on sorrow for much too long,…

Super World Interview Time: Skizzo Frenetik

We have featured Peruvian autodidact bedroom-Beethoven Skizzo Frenetik on a couple of occasions now, we think he’s super talented and turns out melodic, inventive and highly original tunes to beat the band. He’s definitely high up on our watch list, we were delighted when he answered some questions for us recently- check him and it…

Pass the umbrellas, it’s Løvfald

Løvfald – Regn Being Irish, I think it’s fair to say that we are experts on rain, the many different types of it and the evocation of the same. I’m thinking “Regn” by Løvfald, evokes for me steady, persistent rain, that fills the drainpipes and lasts all day (sure the rest is only a shower)…..

nous avons eu un cadeau merveilleux de UTO*

*apologies for our terrible French So, UTO – we thought Universally Tremendous Organisation – or – Understandably Terrific Orchestration of Unparalleled Tune Originators – or- Urbane Trellis Operators (?!?!?!?!?!?!)- anyway what UTO do, unquestionably, is make brilliant, quirky, catchy, sonically adventurous, sensual pop music and their new single “That Itch” proves it in spades! As…

John Richardson

John Richardson: Dawnsong & Birdman of Bognor From John Richardson’s recent LP “The Fold” (Svart Records) here is the extended video for two tracks – Dawnsong & Birdman Of Bognor. John is a master of quintessential English art rock ballads, blending elements of folk, prog and psychedelia, never detracting from the story at the heart…

Plaisir de France & Barbara Carlotti have hit a purple patch

Plaisir de France & Barbara Carlotti – Herbes Mauves Julien Barthe aka Plaisir de France is a DJ, remixer and songwriter par excellence. Here he teams up with legendary French singer Barbara Carlotti, and the result Is so good it hardly seems fair to us mere mortals down here on planter Earth. “Herbes Mauves” is…

Oil My Member rise to the occasion.

Oil My Member – Maskinelement SWIT favourite Oil My Member have just released new EP “The Eggplant Session” (Valley Music/Dalapop). The three songs here were recorded live in January at Gamla Elverket, Falun. The EP includes new song “Maskinelement”, a dark, unhinged, Gothic (GOTH GOTH) masterpiece. The emotion builds and explodes into a ?? Is…

Sophia Kennedy to my blues is the remedy

Sophia Kennedy – Build Me A House When Valerie from Lali Puna makes a recommendation you gotta sit up and take notice so when she said in her interview with us “I really liked the Sophia Kennedy-album. It took me some time to get into it, because it seems so much pop but is strange…