The secret life of Bertrand Burgalat

“Les choses qu’on ne peut dire à personne” (“the things we can’t tell anyone”) is the first single from Bertrand Burgalat’s new album on Tricatel. It’s a beautiful, regret-tinged, classic pop tune and probably the catchiest thing you’ll hear today. There’s a little frisson of excitement too, embrace the skeletons in your closet today! Love…

Super World Interview Time: UTO

UTO – what can I say? “The Beast” (Pain Surprises) is one of my tunes of the year thus far. Thus, yes, thus. SWIT is predicting big things for this French combo. I have just returned from Spain, having had a wonderful time down by the sea in Tarifa. Cut a long story short I…

Listen to this you crazy Fou

Chapelier Fou – Philemon Wonderful track from Chapelier Fou entitled Philemon off forthcoming album Muance due out in October on Ici d’ailleurs YouTube Playlist Spotify 2017 Playlist

A Jacques of all trades

Jacques – Dans La Radio (Version Internationale) What could be better than the cracking “Dans la radio” by Jacques? Why, a new international version, of course! The full EP will contain versions in Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Esperanto ! And why not include a cover of said track by SWIT favourites UTO, but of…

Only fools and horses – Poni Hoax

Poni Hoax – The Wild This is my first encounter with Poni Hoax – this is “The Wild” from new album “Tropical Suite” (Pan European Recording) and it is wild – wildly catchy, wildly tuneful and rather brilliant. Dig. SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 26 SWIT Playlist 2017 SWIT Soundcloud Playlist 2017

SWIT SWEMIERE: The Cats Never Sleep – Hummus

Swiss quintet The Cats Never Sleep were formed in 2012. After a self-released EP in 2014 and two 7 inch vinyls on English record company Fruits De Mer, the Cats went to Kerwax Studios in November 2015 and put on tape their first full length record. Titled “Massage”, the album is a genuine ode to…

Maud Geffray awakens alien affray

Maud Geffray – 1994 How late it was, how late and time slips through my hands like so many grains of sand etc. so let’s be brief mes amis – This is not new 🙂 – I thought it was, it’s actaully from 2015 – but hey , who cares – it’s fantastic, this is…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Xavier Boyer – Stockholm Syndrome

Xavier Boyer – Stockholm Syndrome “We’re getting there, it’s growing on you. I hope it’s no Stockholm Syndrome” We’re delighted to premiere the new video by Xavier Boyer, frontman of French indie maestros Tahiti 80. This is the first cut from his new solo LP, “Some/Any/New” ,coming later in the year.  Multi-instrumentalist Boyer crafted the…

SWIT Long Player Of The Week: Mensch – Tarifa

Mensch – Tarifa photo Jean-marc Ferre Mensch are Vale Poher and Carine Di Vita from Lyons and “Tarifa” is their second LP. I’m off there in a couple of weeks, it’s one of my favourite places in the world. Mensch agree – “We fell in love with the city of Tarifa. We went there to…

The Mensch Machine

Mensch – Cosmopolitain Mensch are Vale Poher and Carine Di Vita from Lyons and they’ve made very good friends with a drum machine. Their name gives some clues to their sound and influences. They’ve just re-released their 2015 LP “Tarifa” and let me tell you something, it’s a great record – I’ll be talking about…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Ténéré remix of Safetalk’s Universal

Ténéré at work Back in March Anglo-French trio Safetalk broke radio silence with their debut release, a cosmic hymn to the ’Universal’. We said at the time “this is a direct transmission from Paris to Berlin. This is a blissed-out electronique love letter from the Universal. This is just for you.” and we meant it….