SWIT Swemiere: “Anohito” by Hochzeitskapelle

The German jazz collective Hoczeitskapelle are back with a new album: “If I Think About Love” which will be released on the 13th of September via Gutfeeling Records. The record is a collection of cover versions of some of their favourite songs. The band, a live-music loving troop made up of some of Germany’s indie…

Super World Indie EP Of The Week: Highest Sea make waves

Berlin-based Highest Sea are Leila Zanzibar (vocals/guitar), Andreas Miranda (bass), Cristobal Jimenez van Cauwelaert (lead guitar) and Theo Taylor / Martin Perret (drums). Haven (Duchess Box Records) is a beautiful piece of work. The band’s evolution to a 4 piece has given new depth to the sound, adding a lush sweep to the melancholy, evoking…

SupĒr World IntĒrviĒw TimĒ

Ē formed in the summer of 2018 when Ingvild Nærum (Are You Having Fun Yet) and Chiara Cavallari (FOAMMM) got together. Nærum is the band’s long-standing drummer and lead singer. Cavallari plays the guitar and takes vocal duties on some songs. Ē completed its lineup by adding experienced musician and songwriter Sigrun Sæbø Åland (Hysj)…

Super World Interview Time: Angel Aux deals with the demons

Angela Aux released the wonderful “In Love With The Demons” (Trikont) back in May. We were delighted to catch up with Heiner Hendrix (for he is she) for a second Swinterview to discuss the record, weird coincidences and much else besides. I love “In Love With The Demons” – who are the demons and do…

First Look: Swan/Koistinen film by Tekla Vály

We are privileged indeed to be given the first look at the new movie by Tekla Vály, based on the recent EP by Astrid Swan and Stina Koistinen, simply titled “Swan/Koistinen”. The music brings together two artists we have featured a number of times here on SWIT. The compositions cover the gamut of emotions associated…

Super World Interview Time: You’d be crazy to miss Missy Bauman.

Missy first came to my attention when she sent us the beautifully powerful and heart-rending song “Two Sisters”. Well I was immediately hooked. The Canadian artist wears her heart on her sleeve, sings like an angel with a broken heart and writes some of the finest, edgy folk tunes I’ve heard in many a year…

Super World Interview Time: We get to the pont with Grand Veymont

Hello! Time for us to feature another one of our favourite bands. Grand Veymont’s debut UK single “Les Rapides Bleus” came out on the 1st of December last and made tune of the day here. Now their inaugural UK EP, a re-arranged and re-mixed version of their 2016 Bandcamp debut, is being released today (1st…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 – THE TOP 10!

So here we are, my Top 10 tracks for 2018* in no particular order. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and thanks to all the artists we’ve featured, everyone who sent us music and everyone who listened and read our schtick over the year. Special thanks to Rerry too, the SW to my…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 6

We are getting close to the end. I’ve had a few glasses of wine and the year is drawing to a close. I’m delighted to share another batch of tunes with you, these bands/artists are all exceptional, lord knows it’s a tough old station these days if you are a musician so hats off to…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 5

Right, we are entering the home straight on our 2018 Top Top Top Tunes, here are another 10 (we call that a SWIT’s dozen). Only 20 left to go. I’m lost in a forest of mistletoe. Eugene Delta feat. Bitten By – Bridges Burn Darker in tone than earlier work, the voices are tinged with…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 4

Yan Wagner – Abstinence (Pschent Music) Dark, addictive electro-pop from Yan Wagner. Clever bastard isn’t he? You’ll be humming this all day. It’s from the brilliant “Forty Eight Hours” LP. UTO – (The) No Song (Pain Surprises) SWIT favourites UTO bring us their deconstructed nothingness with (The) No Song. Dangerously brilliant. Kraków Loves Adana –…