SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 3

10 more 2018 toppers from SWIT, every one a gem. Benz – The Smile (Feverish) We absolutely loved “The Smile”, the dreamy, ethereal single by Benz, the solo project of Ebba Salomonsson. When we found out that Video directed by Ebba Gustafsson Ågren, from those other SWIT favourites Wy, well that just put the tin…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 2

Here we go, ten more super world indie tunes that tickled our fancy (is that still legal?) in 2018. Enjoy! Spirit Fest – Anohito (Morr Music) Everything we’ve come to expect from Spirit Fest – warm, gentle, melodic and wistful, it’s also extremely more-ish. Songcraft of the highest order. RED SLEEPING BEAUTY – Falling Out…

SWIT’s Super 70 – The Best of 2018 Chapter 1

Well, it’s that time of year again when we choose the best of the best, and serve up our Super 70 for 2018, picked from the literally billions of songs we have listened to and, in many ways, have listened to us. Here’s the first batch of bitchin’ tunes that melted our spoons. The BV’s…

Super World Indie LP Of The Week: KUS Labelcompilation Glaspalast

Ronny from Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten dropped me a line to say “I release at my label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten the first label compilation with exclusive songs and recordings for the first time on vinyl. This release has the cataloguenumber KUS 012 and will be released on December 12th and is dedicated to my little daughter…

SWITing with the Center Of The Universe

SWIT’s LP Of The Week Here’s the new(ish) LP from SWIT fav Center Of The Universe. Jørgen Skjulstads teams up with a number of artists via Metronomicon Audio, the delightfully strange Norwegian creative collective he is a part of to give us “Singing with the Center of the Universe”. Yeah, it’s a bit like one…

Super World Interview Time: We do a deep dive with Benz

We are absolutely in love with  “The Smile”, the dreamy, ethereal new single by Benz, the solo project of  Ebba Salomonsson. When we found out that Video directed by Ebba Gustafsson Ågren, from those other SWIT favourites Wy, well that just put the tin hat on it, we had to find out more!”The Smile” is the first single…

A SWIT Special Feature – Reverse Play: C86 re​(​dis​)​covered.

We loved the “I Remember That​!​: 12 sophistipop tunes quoted out of context” compilation that fadeawayradiate put out last year. Now they are back with a new one – “Reverse Play: C86 re​(​dis​)​covered”. Estella Rosa says “The idea for this compilation was to be a C86 theme! Not strictly C86 as to what was on…

Super World Interview Time: The BV’s don’t have any fleas (on them)

We have covered lo-fi indie geniuses The BV’s on a number of occasions. They are on wunderbar German label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten and we also featured their recent single “Every Story Is A Ghost Story” on Cloudberry Records. You can only imagine how delighted we were to get to interview Josh and Fred. They talk…

Super World Interview Time: A bouquet for Tsvetochnyui 15.

Tsvetochnyui 15 is a high pop-art concept, and one of the most creative and original acts we’ve had the pleasure to feature since we started the site 4 years ago. We were delighted to catch up with main man Vladislaw Serezdinow. One thing, Vlad says “And very soon begin promoting our debut album “Friends Team”….

R.I.P. Björn Mertz

Please take a moment and read this, think about it, and try to get involved / do something. It’s about Bjorn Mertz, the drummer of The Satellite Year and Atlanta Arrival and our brother in music. It will make you stop and think for a moment, maybe help others, inspired by his incredible creativity a…