The Week: 19022017: I saw you and SWIT walking in the rain

I was walking the streets in the rain, it had been pouring down for days – the city was full to bursting, a giant bucket of steaming piss ready to explode. I, for one, did not want a piss shower, although I know certain people are partial, or so I hear. Still no sign of…

We get that Spring Feeling with Toby Martin

Toby’s rather splendid new album “Songs from Northam Avenue” was just released today (17022107). We posted his fine single “Spring Feeling” back in November and he featured in our best of 2016, the record certainly lives up to promise of that song. He said of the new LP “I wrote these songs in people’s front…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Animic – Skin

Animic – Skin “The mirror crack’d from side to side: ‘The doom has come upon me’ The new album from Animic is simply outstanding, the band hold up a mirror to the modern world and the reflection is not a pretty one. The eight songs confront the uncertain times we live in and the fear…

The Week 12022017: In space nobody hears you SWIT

If you’ve ever been to Dublin you know it’s a dark place at the best of times. It’s wet, it’s never stops being wet, the Liffey is just another shower in between the rain. People are addicted to drink, to drugs, to life, to death, the collective memory is laced with psychosis. Nobody trusts the…

Interview with Nick Triani of Soliti Music

Nick Triani is head of Soliti, a Helsinki-based independent record label. We’ve featured a number of excellent artists from their roster over the past year or so and we were delighted when Nick agreed to answer some questions for us. He also put together a great sampler playlist that will give you the real flavour…

The Week 05022017: The balloon has gone up

The skies were blue, the wind was barely a rumour and the grass was crisp and bright with February’s dewy frost. Gerry arrived, leather gloves in hand, goggles akimbo and Push Me Pull Me running skittishly by his side. Before I could say “talk to the animals” he’d lept into the basket, pulled his wire…

We let the spirits guide us to FAON FAON

“Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by, and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.” Bruxelles, and Belgium in general, is producing some fantastic pop music these days, much of which we have covered on SWIT. To the list please add FAON FAON, the wonderful duet between Fanny Van hammée on keyboards and Olympia Boule on…

SWIT SWEMIERE – Drama Emperor – The Final Song

Drama Emperor – The Final Song What a wonderful thrill for us here on SWIT to get the premiere of the superb new single/video from Italy’s Drama Emperor. The Final Song is the closing track on their excellent album – All of These Days – from last Autumn (one of my favourite albums of 2016…

The Week 29012017

The snowdrops are falling on my head and spring is just around the corner, a season of rebirth, of hope , of new beginnings…[drop the sermon Father SWIT. Ed] …er….yes indeed…..ok….here’s our weekly playlist, listen to some of the best music released around the globe over the last 7 days – I’m talking Sepalot &…

SWIT Long Player of the week: Invaderband by Invaderband

*** KLAATU BARADA NIKTO *** – Invaderband by Invaderband Back to Derry we go, and hasn’t that city produced some great bands over the years? Well here’s another one. This is the self-titled debut LP by Invaderband, a four-piece consisting of Adam Leonard, Chris McConaghy, Gavin McCartney and John Goodman. What do you get? Eight…