SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Nyctophilia by Taffy

Taffy with The Charlatans ‘Nyctophilia’ (love of darkness) is the new album by Taffy, one of SWIT’s favourite bands. It’s probably their most cohesive work to date. Everything you expect from a Taffy record is present and correct – complex, cascading arrangements, dream sequence lushness, candy-sweet vocals and shimmering guitars. RunicWade and Lavendery really stand…

The Week 23042017: The 15 best tracks from the last 7 days.

Time is money, isn’t it? Is it? So screw the long introductions today, I mean I’ve been doing everything around here. A small team. Does one person count as a team? What do you think. Not that anyone cares. Just bring the tunes they say. Stop bloody maoning they say. turn off the lights they…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Le Millipede – Mirror Mirror

Mathias Götz gets his alias –Le Millipede – from the fact that only a millipede would have enough feet to simultaneously control enough buttons, levers and pedals to produce his compositions so richly, in a way that no synthesizer alone could do. As a musician Götz is a magpie, having played in orchestras and big…

The Week 16042017: The 15 best tracks from the last 7 days.

It’s Easter Saturday, I’m sitting in the office, sucking a big bottle of Wild Turkey, staring out the window at life just passing me by. My beard got longer as the day wore on, my thoughts got darker. Good Friday always sends me into a funk, all that death and being nailed to crosses and…

Super World Interview Time: Ebba and Michel from Wy

Wy, from Malmö, are one of the most promising bands around anywhere at the moment. They’ve gone from strength to strength since they released “In Bloom” on Hybris last year. “Bathrooms” came out on this week- the first single from their forthcoming debut album . It’s another stunning tune and, frankly,  we expect the LP to…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Sepalot – “Hide&”

“Hide&” is the new album by Sepalot – it’s maverick electronic music with a spirit of playfulness and experimentation that gives the LP a real edge. Sepalot choses his collaborators well, Angela Aux brings warmth and a sense of pathos to Hard Rain and Adriano imbues Beautiful with real soul. Who is the man in…

THE SWITLIST: YUZIMA’S RESISTLIST

We premiered YUZIMA’s “Resist” not so long ago, we called it “a kick in the ballot box” and that’s exactly what it was. Now he has followed up with a powerful new anti-Trump video for the song. Since the US election YUZIMA has been at the forefront of the resistance, protesting and petitioning. He says…

The Week 09042017: The 14 best tracks from the last 7 days.

People try to put us down but we keep coming back for more. “More what?” I hear you ask, why, more smoking hot tunes of course – just spin Leska, Hold And Release, The Sunjays, Oh Joy, Kid Francescoli, Syrian, Sophia Somajo, Outside The Circle, Ennanga Vision, The Loch Ness Mouse, Parvaaz, Autre Monde, Naked…

Super World Interview Time: Michele and Cristiano from Drama Emperor

Drama Emperor are an electro-indie Italian band made up of Michele Caserta, Cristiano Ballarini and Simone Levantesi who write in English, Italian and German. We have covered a number of tunes by the guys and even premiered their recent single “The Final Song” (on Alienated Records).  Needless to say we are big fans but we’ll…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: The BV’s – Speaking From A Distance

I imagine “Speaking From A Distance” (on Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten) being recorded in a village hall somewhere in late spring; shafts of sunlight bend through the cylinder glass panes, tracing ribbons of dust in the air. It’s that kind of record, ain’t it a pretty pretty thing? The BV’s are Josh Turner (Planet Jazz) and…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Kraków Loves Adana – Call Yourself New

We have featured Kraków Loves Adana (Deniz Cicek and Robert Heitmann) on numerous occasions, they are one of the best bands we’ve heard across the lifetime of SWIT (in a lifetime). This is “Call Yourself New”, their 3rd album. The title refers to the new, completely self-controlled approach to their music; “Call Yourself New” is…