There’s nothing finah than this tune from Bank Myna

Hello, Bank Myna are not messing about, their new song “Forest In My Head” is dark, monumental, portentous even. It talks to dreams, nightmares, confusion. It’s a rook with a crimson-red beak. I especially love the percussion, and above all the heaviness floats Maud’s vocal, a feather drifting through a coal-mine. Class. It’s the first…

Paging Le SuperHomard

Le SuperHomard – Paper Girl Good morning from a snowy Kildare, the thaw is setting in and thoughts turn to spring and summer and more specifically the summery sounds of Le SuperHomard. Paper Girl is the new single from just-released “The Pomegranate Tree EP” (Alter K). Paper Girl, co-written by Christophe Vaillant and Pandora Burgess,…

I’d love to get plastered with Tony Blaster

Tony Blaster – Black Hole Looking back it was inevitable that I would be sucked in by Tony Blaster’s Black Hole. For the song does have a gravitational field so intense that no matter, radiation or SWITman can escape. Still, it’s not a bad place to be. Tony lays down the law over a minimalist…

Who needs George Clooney when we have Orouni?

Orouni – No Features Orouni put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking) and sent us the following massive missive “Hey Tom, How are you? I wanted to tell you about our new song, “No Features”, premiered by French leading magazine Technikart. It is an homage to my favorite radio hosts and singers. It also tackles the…

Our excitement is mountain when we listen to Grand Veymont

Grand Veymont – Bois Barbu The bearded wood, the bearded would and even the unbearded would too. And why not with music as good as this? Take a trip through space and time with “Bois Barbu” the new video from Grand Veymont’s second record “Route du vertige” (coming on Objet Disque 16th of February). Sounding…

I could Abraham Murder a cold beer

Abraham Murder – I Am Electricity Abraham Murder is the alter ego of multimedia artist Igor K. “I Am Electricity” is the lead single from his new LP “Scarlet Distance” (released in December ’17 on Winslow Records). It’s a brilliant song with sharp new wave edges. It’s immediate, cool and clever and brings to mind…

Down in the underground with Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat – Tombeau pour David Bowie It’s hard to believe it’s been two years, I still sit at my ramshackle desk here in SWIT Towers and expect David to come striding in with an “Oi mate sign this non-disclosure agreement innit, we’re gonna record a new secret album and take the musical world by…

Go ahead punk make my slate

Clint Slate – Long Way From Home There I was after a long Sunday, looking forward to a hot whiskey and a Havana cigar when I thought I’d take one more look at the mailbox and there it was, this stunning live recording by Clint Slate, it kind of hit me for six, bowled me…

Build bridges not walls with Safetalk.

Safetalk – Mimic Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Let’s hope he is right. At the moment, the arc is perhaps bent a little out of shape but when we stand back and look at the continuum over a…

Mister Orouni is a master of the tune-y

Orouni – Somewhere In Dreamland Orouni holds a special place in our hearts here at SWIT. We went (pea)nuts for his last LP – the wonderful musical travelogue, “Grand Tour”. Rémi Antoni writes clever, observation, highly original pop tunes (with the emphasis on “tune”), his music is painted in bright colours. I was excited to…

Super World Interview Time: Mensch

The Mensch duo are Vale Poher and Carine Di Vita. We featured their opus “Tarifa” (Alter K) as our record of the week not so very long ago, so we were delighted when they agreed to do an interview for us and discuss what the hell is going on with their fridge. They fill us…