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…

Shall we dwell on this song by Astrid Swan?

Astrid Swan- Dreaming Is Dangerous We have written about Astrid Swan’s outstanding album “From the Bed and Beyond” (Soliti Music) on a number of occasions so imagine our delight when we found out there was another track from the session that hadn’t made it onto the final disc. OK, sometimes you hear unreleased tracks and…

SWIT SWEMIERE: ‘Skeleton Woman’ by Astrid Swan

“You have the ability to reinvent yourself, endlessly. That’s your beauty.” Lidia Yuknavitch in her Misfit Manifesto​ We are delighted to premiere the new single/video, “Skeleton Woman” from Astrid Swan’s beautiful and intensely personal album “From the Bed and Beyond” (Soliti Music). As it happens, it’s my favouite song from the record and probably 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 22012017 – We’re the cat that got the cream (of indie tunes).

Hi, welcome to SWIT’s Week. What can I tell you ? I’ll just say we’ve got some great music again, high art, exciting discoveries and all-round brilliant tunes from a bunch of creative, open, positive and (frankly Mr. Shankly) amazing people – check out Magana, Allred & Broderick, Kabul Dreams, Gepsiz, Highest Sea, Jambinai, Renaldo…

Astrid Swan cries us a river.

Astrid Swan – A Long Time Running. This is the sad and beautiful new single from Astrid Swan. It’s from the forthcoming album, From The Bed and Beyond (out in March on Soliti). The LP is “about the aftermath of breast cancer. It is about the body; giving birth, becoming a mother, then becoming a…