Before you split – you should check out Croatia

CROATIA – Make Circles We’re so delighted when you write Sharing tunes with our site Croatia’s latest one they’ve penned We’re giving it 10 SWITS out of 10 New singer’s sounding great Nothing here to hate The EP’s out in spring More tunes for us to sing Here’s some info from the band We’re CROATIA…

Please! Check out The Crowleys

The Crowleys – Midnight Blue You see if you stick a vocoder in a tune I’m almost certainly going to post it. The Crowley’s got the memo and Midnight Blue has Melodies and Vocoder galore. Great tune. Need to check these guys out some more. The band said….. Tucked behind upbeat surf guitar and robotic…

R.I.P. Cameron and 1971

1971 – Anxiety (In the Depths of Northwestern Ontario) This was sent in to us a couple of days ago from 1971.It’s a wonderful piece of music. Check out the story behind it from the band. In February 2017 our bassist, founding member, and friend Cameron Glen Cranston suddenly passed away in the Thunder Bay…

Chances are this will be a hit

Chances – Rishikesh We received this in yesterday from Chances from Montreal and we’re very glad we did. Great pop tune. Here’s what the band say about it We love this song and feel it has a certain power to it. It’s about choice and intention. The intention to trust your instinct, and to align…

Larry Gogan should be spinning the discs of Ora Cogan

Ora Cogan – Darling Darling is from Ora’s new LP “Crickets”, out November 3rd, 2017 on Hand Drawn Dracula. “Darling” puts me in mind of Blue Velvet and Waylon Jennings (?!?!?!?), of dreams of summer in the dark mid-Winter, of grandfather clocks chiming somewhere far far away down the hall. The bass is to like…

More Mu

Mu – Easy We return to Canada this morning, this time to Vancouver and to the dream-weavers that are Mu. Wistful, melodic, deliciously uplifting and melancholy at the same time, harmonic – yes “Easy” is all fo this and more. Mu are Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand and they make a rather wonderful sound don’t…

I sip my whiskey sour and listen to Living Hour

Living Hour – Seagull Winnipeg had always been an evocative place name for me as a child. After watching “Around The World in 80 Days” I plotted my own trajectories across the globe, and there was something so beautiful about the name Winnipeg that it was on every route. I didn’t know much (or anything)…

Fancois Virot and Phern are making both ends burn.

Here’s a couple of crackers from our friends over at Atelier Ciseaux records (and it’s not even Christmas!) First off it’s great to hear again from the slacker-in-chief that is Lyon’s Francois Virot, he lit up FEW back in the day as I recall. Train your sights on ChooChoo, this is one catchy locomotive and…

I LOV3 this tune

Phantum feat. 2600 – L0V3 I think this is from Phantum featuring 2600 or 2600 featuring Phantum. Either way I’m pretty sure they’re from Montreal and I’m positive that this is great. 2600 SWITS out of 2600.

SWIT’s Long(ish) Player Of The Week: Talk Show Host – Not Here To Make Friends

Cool tunes, blistering guitars, clever lyrics, self-depreciation, live fast…die sometime – yes it’s the new EP from Toronto’s kick-ass Talk Show Host. The five track EP was engineered by John Dinsmore (PUP, The Strumbellas) and Olive t’Servrancx-Bierman (Skip the Use’s Matt Bastard) of Electrik Box Studio, mixed them in France. Artist Harley Haskett did the…

There aren’t many: Men I Trust

Men I Trust – You Deserve This We’ve featured them on a number of occasions now and they just get better and better. How many bands can keep turning out songs as good as this? You Deserve This , we deserve this. I think it’s even got whistling but I couldn’t trust my headphones. Never…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Joanne Pollock – Expect Me

Originally hailing from Toronto but now based in Winnipeg, Joanne Pollock uses her unique attention to detail to weave intricate electric fantasies. What happens when we push up against that which contains us?” asks Pollock. “By distorting the mirror, we may become plastic. When the comfort of familiarity is stripped away, it can feel as…