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…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Last Days Of Elvis – Must Be A Mistake

“Serious” is the word that comes to mind repeatedly when I listen to “Must Be A Mistake”, the new LP by Hiberno-Scottish-German outfit Last Days Of Elvis for, make no mistake, this is serious music. The first thing that strikes you are Andrew Stark’s dark, distinctive and seriously seductive vocals, boy can this guy sing….

SWIT’s Long(ish) Player Of The Week: Talk Show Host – Not Here To Make Friends

Cool tunes, blistering guitars, clever lyrics, self-depreciation, live fast…die sometime – yes it’s the new EP from Toronto’s kick-ass Talk Show Host. The five track EP was engineered by John Dinsmore (PUP, The Strumbellas) and Olive t’Servrancx-Bierman (Skip the Use’s Matt Bastard) of Electrik Box Studio, mixed them in France. Artist Harley Haskett did 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…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Superfetish by Melt Mountain on Inner Ear Records

Location: Athens, Greece. Bright, guitar-pop experimentalist four-piece Melt Mountain will release their full-length debut album “Superfetish” on May 29 via Inner Ear Records on special edition LP/Orange Vinyl and digital album. The record follows their acclaimed self-titled four-song EP (Jan 2014) which earned praise from NME, Indieshuffle and more. We are delighted to bring you…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: The Holy Mountain by The Barbiturates

This is “The Holy Mountain” by Derry’s The Barbiturates – doing things a little bit differently this week, we were so taken by the 23 minute epic that we decided to get leading Barbiturate the Greatful mistake to talk us through it, so have a listen and a read, it’s pretty interesting! The Barbiturates –…

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Sepalot – “Hide&”

“Hide&” is the new album by Sepalot – it’s maverick electronic music with a spirit of playfulness and experimentation that gives the LP a real edge. Sepalot choses his collaborators well, Angela Aux brings warmth and a sense of pathos to Hard Rain and Adriano imbues Beautiful with real soul. Who is the man in…

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…

SWIT’s Long Player of the week: Pamela Hute – Highline

Hello and welcome to Highline, the 3rd album by Pamela Hute. Pamela has been super busy of late, not only writing and recording the 11 tracks here but also setting up her own label, My Dear Recordings, on which Highline is released. In some ways she’s been performing a bit of a high wire act…