Serious Tune Warners: Here’s Lucent Corners

Ohhh I love synth pop duos. Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell, The Knife and now here’s a brand new Irish group called Lucent Corners. Their debut single Time’s Like a Blade is perfectly formed crossing the wonderful electro melodies reminiscent of the aforementioned with ethereal vocals from superb vocalist Susan Moran. She along with Musician/Producer…

Listen intently to the music of James Bentley

And now to the border-country of Cavan, a place I know and love well, having worked there for a few years back in the mists of time. We find 20-year-old singer/songwriter James Bentley releasing his first EP, and a pretty promising debut it is too. James has a warm, heartfelt voice and knows his way…

Super World Exclusive Time: Foreign Owl’s new song “Jump” takes flight

We said previously “mixing elements of René Magritte, Sparklehorse, Edward Lear and whatever you’re having yourself, Foreign Owl makes quite extraordinary sounds” and now new song “Jump” (produced by Rory Moore) confirms everything we thought previously and more. It’s a jumped-up catchy-groove, with wonderful vocals over(under?)laid with a  tale of divers taking a dangerous leap into…

Have Tuath been smoking the pipsissewa?

Tuath -I’m Sorry Young Man “It was the drugs Now everything is fucked” Late breaking news, very late acturally. How late it was how late (great book, read it). So, Tuath have (has?) a fantastic new EP “Youth” out since the beginning of March which I thought I’d posted already – it was the drugs,…

Angels with Dirty Faces

Dirty Faces – Hiding Place Dirty Faces are Lorcan Hamilton and Josh O’Kane, 2-piece (we can count) outfit from Derry (where else?). This is their debut “Hiding Place”, it’s a neat piece of jagged, electronic indie a la Joy Division with stonking bass lines and serious vocals. These guys are one (two?) to watch for…

Hands up who wants to hear Montauk Hotel’s new single?

Montauk Hotel – Hands Tommy walked into the offices at SWIT (broadcasting from inside Newgrange this week) supporting a Hollywood-esque Irish brogue and said “Sure there’s music comin’ from up near the well at the top field” “What the fuck is the problem with your accent Tom?” I replied “’Tis the curse of the little…

Pity of the Sea have really impressed me.

Pity of the Sea – Monster We love it here at SWIT HQ – currently broadcasting from the top of the spire on O’Connell Street – when bands get in touch and especially ones that send us tunes as good as Monster by Limerick’s (Ireland) own Pity of the Sea. This is the opening track…

Golly gosh it’s a cracker from Pugwash

Pugwash – What Are You Like (feat. Matt Berry) Superior pop from Ireland’s Pugwash. This is What Are You Like featuring Matt Berry off latest album, Silverlake. Check out one of this country’s finest songwriters. Now, where’s the bloody SNOW???? Weekly Playlist Spotify 2017

Foreign Owl is no ordinary fowl

Foreign Owl – Pink Nose Mixing elements of René Magritte, Sparklehorse, Edward Lear and whatever you’re having yourself, Foreign Owl makes quite extraordinary sounds. Take “Pink Nose” for example, it’s a surreal maelstrom of competing ideas, wild creativity, and poetic injustices. What emerges is one of the best songs I’ve heard all year, with a…

Crevice are some crack

Crevice – Black Box Crevice are Irene Buckley, Elaine Howley and Roslyn Steer from Cork. Well let me give you a steer dearheart, Crevice has just released “Black Box” and it’s very special indeed. Quite possibly the black box contains the kind of present you’d give to someone who hasn’t seen daylight for 20 years….

The Wood Burning Savages most likely are

The Wood Buring Savages – Living Hell Is there something in the water in Derry the noo? There are a plethora of great arse-kicking rock and roll tunes emanating from the north-west these days. “Living Hell” is a prime example, it’s a real step up from The Wood Burning Savages, This is monster monster time,…