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 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 &…

Strap yourself in for the Belly Belt interview!

Belly Belt is a mondo bizarro 3/three/tree/trio piece pop-R&B-dance outfit consisting of Kate Belly Feldmann, Sister Erika Lawson and Nastya Death Valentine. Putting the WHY in DIY, I’ve heard it said they capture the essence of the weirdo Los Angeles music scene. One thing is certain they know how to write great pop tunes. They…

SWIT’s Best Of 2016: Chapter 4

The Slow Show – Ordinary Lives (Haldern Pop Recordings) ShitKid – Oh Please Be A Cocky Cool Kid (PNKSLM) The Pirouettes – L’escalier (Kidderminster) Pamela Hute – Banshees (My Dear Recordings) BLAUDZUN – Between A Kiss And A Sorry Goodbye (V2 Records Benelux, Glitterhouse Records) VedeTT – Friday Morning (Echo Orange) Vessel – Clear as…

The Week 11122016

OK, Internet down , doing this on the mobile so I’ll keep it brief. The usual great music is here – check RIFKIN KAZAN, It It Anita, Flasher, The Molochs, DTCV, Yama Warashi, The Loch Ness Mouse, TENTS, WESEN, Little Big Sea, Tusen Takk, Y.M.C.K, Los Valses, Sundayman and Einar Stray Orchestra. Here’s an OMD…

The Week 04122016

Hi, welcome to SWIT’s Week, so much time, so little to do – wait! scratch that, reverse it – here’s the week’s best tunes, most of these were submitted, we love to get great music sent to us so please do send if you are possessed (of some) – yes we’re talking LE TON MITÉ,…

Interview with Sarah Ferri

I first became aware of Sarah Ferri via “When The Giants Play Poker” (from LP “Displeasure”, out on Jazzhaus Records and produced by produced by Koen Gisen) earlier in the autumn. It’s  a brilliant, arresting, immediate piece of work and it transfixed me. Listening back to Sarah’s previous music it was clear that the new…