SWIT Sounds Abound #5

Good afternoon! I could be watching Morocco v Iran or listening to these ten terrific tunes – well no competition, music wins every time. Today we visit Indonesia, Norway, Italy, Austria, Catalonia, Finland, Spain, France and Sweden! Class – enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend y’all. Peonies – Haliho (Nanaba Records) SWIT favs…

SWIT Sounds Abound #4

Another sunny day in paradise, another hot batch of tunes to add to our best of 2018, we kick off this week with KEKA – Out Of The Water Here is Fredrik Andersson a.k.a KEKA from Sweden with “Out Of The Water”, which is a dreamy, multi-layered sunshine-tinged melody. Lovely work! It does mention slaughter…

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…

SWIT Sounds Abound #3

Gerry’s bonged off to Barcelona for the weekend to that Primavera Sound thing and I’ve been left here sniffing my own roses. Frankly, it’s how I like it, nobody saying “put the wine away”, “put the whiskey away”, “put the crack away”, put the….you get the picture. So I can honestly say I’ve been trying…

SWIT Sounds Abound #2

Greetings from a very sunny Dublin! Here's our second SWIT Sounds Abound of 2018, a round-up of the best songs from our myriad subscriptions. 10 great tunes for all you loons. Everything added to our Best of 2018 lists as well. Scorchio. New Silver Girl – Phantom Ride (Soliti) Here is Helsinki’s New Silver Girl’s…

Orouni’s Nora isn’t Batty.

Orouni – Nora (Naked) “Nora (Naked)” is another beautiful vignette written by our man Rémi Antoni. It captures the awakening and departure of Nora, the protagonist of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, no mean feat in 3-minute pop tune and another illustration of the craft of Orouni. It also strikes a modern chord given the #MeToo…

Is that an ocarina I hear in Stephanie’s Magdalena?

Stephanie – Magdalena I reckon most songs that stretch beyond 4 minutes are too long. Of course, there are rare exceptions, like say David Bowie’s “Statiotostation” or Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman”. Speaking of the latter, it’s perhaps what “Magdalena” reminded me of straight away, it’s a beautifully constructed aural adventure. It really is a journey…

I see dead people: Clémentine March & Blue House

Summer Clouds / A Ticket For the London Necropolis Railway – Clémentine March & Blue House SWIT favourite Clémentine March has teamed up with Blue House to produce a double A-side of rare excellence. Dreamy insouciance is the order of the day, evoking London fields on hot summer weekends, rattling suburban trains and that giddy…

Dr. No will see UTO now.

UTO – No Song UTO bring us their deconstructed nothingness with No Song (Pain Surprises). Dangerously brilliant. YouTube 2018 Playlist Spotify 2018 Playlist Photo Jacques-Henri Heim

Super World Interview Time: MyGhost revisit their old haunts

Back in the summer of 2016 when we were FEW (and far between) we premiered “Queen Of Summer”  (Dead Bees Records) by MyGhost. Now that we are SWIT we are delighted to have an interview with the boys on the occasion of the release of their debut LP also entitled “MyGhost”. The beautifully-produced record fulfills…

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…