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 Indie EP Of The Week: Stars On Fire are on fire

Super World Indie EP Of The Week – 4/7/2019: “blue skies above” by Stars On Fire. I grew up musically during the late seventies/early eighties and was a huge fan of a plethora of punk and new wave bands. There was nothing I liked better then than short, lo-fi, messy tunes. Songs that said ‘allo,…

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 –…

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…