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…

Super World Indie LP Of The Week: KUS Labelcompilation Glaspalast

Ronny from Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten dropped me a line to say “I release at my label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten the first label compilation with exclusive songs and recordings for the first time on vinyl. This release has the cataloguenumber KUS 012 and will be released on December 12th and is dedicated to my little daughter…

Super World Interview Time: We do a deep dive with Benz

We are absolutely in love with  “The Smile”, the dreamy, ethereal new 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 hat on it, we had to find out more!”The Smile” is the first single…

Super World Interview Time: The BV’s don’t have any fleas (on them)

We have covered lo-fi indie geniuses The BV’s on a number of occasions. They are on wunderbar German label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten and we also featured their recent single “Every Story Is A Ghost Story” on Cloudberry Records. You can only imagine how delighted we were to get to interview Josh and Fred. They talk…

Super World Interview Time: A bouquet for Tsvetochnyui 15.

Tsvetochnyui 15 is a high pop-art concept, and one of the most creative and original acts we’ve had the pleasure to feature since we started the site 4 years ago. We were delighted to catch up with main man Vladislaw Serezdinow. One thing, Vlad says “And very soon begin promoting our debut album “Friends Team”….

Urgent delivery from POSTMAN

photo by Stefan Maier It’s a great day at SWIT Towers today. Not only do we get to show the world the new video for “Third Hand” by one of our very favourite bands – POSTMAN – but we also got to interview them as well, and I can honestly say it’s one of the…

Super World Interview Time: Angelos Krallis from CHiCKN

We covered the single “Am I Cher?” by CHiCKN recently, saying ‘”Greek band CHiCKN are new to me, this is just a brilliant retro tune, like Cat Stevens overdosing on acid. Pure class. I am Cher about that.” In fact, we were so taken with their (soon to be seminal) new LP “WOWSERS!” (Inner Ear…

Super World Interview Time: Florian Zimmer from Driftmachine

Driftmachine is Andreas Gerth and  Florian (Flow) Zimmer from Berlin. Shunter is their new album, it’s a wonderfully dark amalgam of ambient, abstract,  industrial and avant-garde sounds, a soundtrack for forgotten places and abandoned spaces, for movies that have not been made yet. We speak ot Flow because of his role with  Morr Music and…

Super World Interview Time: Kristina from Kristal & Jonny Boy

Sweden’s Kristal & Jonny Boy are Kristina Hanses (vocals, lyrics, dance) and Jonny Eriksson (guitar, drums), they have just released their new LP “It’s My Heart” on La Tempesta and it’s accompanied by a couple of wonderful videos that show off their striking visual style and choreography to stunning effect. The songs themselves are beautiful,…

Super World Interview Time: Anna Jean of Juniore

Juniore’s 2017 LP “Ouh Là Là” was one of our records of the year. It was unique, a heady mix of the old and the new, a bright, beautiful, stylish and BOLD statement of intent from Anna Jean and the band. Produced by Samy Osta, with striking artwork by Anna Jean herself, it made for…

Super World Interview Time: Lisa E of Nikki Oniyome

SWIT featured Nikki Oniyome’s new EP “Mizu/Sui 水”  not so long. I said I’ve listened many times to the four excellent electro-acoustic folktronic tracks and some impressions occur – installation pop, minimal, intelligent, cooly emotional, thoughtful, surprising, playful, unexpected, delightful. Each song is a different take on water music, from the cinematic “Drown”, the sombre and…