I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them SAMT I am

SAMT – I wue Di / Geh Schleich Di Top bloke Ronnie Pinkau, from the beautiful and musically sizzling town of Augsburg, contacted us this week about a new release on his small but perfectly-formed label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten. “I Wü Di” is a pretty direct lustful get over here now siren call. And who…

SWIT’S Best Of 2017 Part 3

Part 3 of our 2017 Best Of- More tunes that made us swoon – immaculate Núria Graham – Cloud Fifteen (El Segell del Primavera) Sounding surprisingly Irish Plaisir de France & Barbara Carlotti – Herbes Mauves (Pschent) A definite purple patch Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason: Random Haiku Generator (Morr Music) Rise of the…

SWIT’S Best Of 2017 Part 1

We’ve posted nearly a billion tunes this year and they were all great to begin with, so whittling that down to the best odd 100 or so was never going to be an easy task, it is with great pleasure (at re-listening to everything again and again) and pain (at having to exclude some great…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field

The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field (Shelflife Records/kleine untergrund schallplatten) The first 3 tracks on the new Luxembourg Signal LP are a serious statement of intent, “big-boned and hardy-handsome”, carefully crafted dark, sleek, indie pop – all jagged guitars, atmospherics and coolasfuck vocals. They proclaim this is a serious band making serious music. Ok, on…

Super World Interview Time: Kenji Kenji drives us bananas

Kenji Kenji is a workaholic and creative dynamo. He’s’ got more groups that you’ve had hot dinners, missus. We’ve covered a few, Friedrich Sunlight, I guess they’re his main squeeze (Tapete), The Golden Eaves and of late the aptly-named Eccentric Blabla (Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten). What they all share in common is a wonderful gift for…

I bet a monkey on Jetstream Pony

Jetstream Pony – Like You Less Jetstream Pony are Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars/The Luxembourg Signal/Lightning in a Twilight Hour/Aberdeen) on vocals, Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns/The Fireworks) on guitar, Kerry Boettcher on bass and Sara Boyle on drums. A pretty accomplished outfit you’d say and you’d be absolutely right. “Like You Less”, the…

SWIT’s Week 06082017: Our 14 BEST tunes from around the world.

Tempus fugit some beanfeast from Abingdon shouted in unison, as I wandered by late last evening. I stopped dead in my tracks and thought by golly, never a truer word, why it was already Week 31 (as we call it in SWITLAND), to be completely honest it shocked me a capite ad calcem My oh…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: The BV’s – Speaking From A Distance

I imagine “Speaking From A Distance” (on Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten) being recorded in a village hall somewhere in late spring; shafts of sunlight bend through the cylinder glass panes, tracing ribbons of dust in the air. It’s that kind of record, ain’t it a pretty pretty thing? The BV’s are Josh Turner (Planet Jazz) and…