Megative set the tone.

Megative – More Time What a joy this song is from Magative. The band consists of Tim Fletcher, formely of Montreal’s the Stills, producer Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse, Hollerado), songwriting duo Like Minds (Jesse Singer and Chris Soper) and Jamaican-born dancehall maestro Screechy Dan. “More Time” mixes ska, reggae, dub and trip-hop and it…

Lynette Williams lights up far pavillions

Lynette Williams – Light This is “Light”, the new single from Harlem-based singler/songwriter Lynette Williams. It says on her website she’s been known to bring audience members to tears and I can well believe it. What a voice, what a tune – regretful, folk-tinged and beautifully sung, this really is songwriting of the highest order….

The inhabitants of ancient Philistia R. Missing

R. Missing – Kelly Was a Philistine Here’s the new single “Kelly Was A Philistine”* by NYC’s R. Missing. It’s offa their EP “Unsummering”, maybe that’s when you have your unbirthday? The question is – did Kelly change or did R. Missing change? I don’t have an answer, either way it’s a smashing tune and…

Bord na Móna would love Mega Bog

Mega Bog – London Here is the brilliant, sax-driven “London” from Mega Bog, and the driving of this vehicle is the responsibility of Seattle’s Erin Birgy. She’s under an (or multiple) influences – especially oranges. And we know here in Ireland what orange can do to your world. It made me think of this (with…

Magana releases another banga

Magana – Pages Ode to Magana (pt. 2) I spoke to sages It took me ages To recommend a song called pages Magana sings it It’s got a drum kit It gonna be a major hit The words are great The rhymes ornate It made me jump over a gate EOP (End of Poem) SWIT…

SWIT Swemiere: A kick in the ballot-box from Yuzima

We are delighted to post RESIST, the new single from SWIT favourite and all-round good guy YUZIMA. YUZIMA wrote RESIST in response to November’s U.S. election of Republican Party reptile Donald Trump. NYC’s reigning “prince of noize” is biting, knowing and combative on the explosive, guitar-powered single. With lyrics like “I’ve got a ballot full…

To hell with all passports: Dizzyride

Dizzyride are a NYC-based duo made up by Canadian songstress Zoë Kiefl and Brooklyn-based recording artist Nicola Donà. Here are two tunes from their debut LP, cominatcha in JAN 2017. Firstly , there’s “Soundtrack” – the video was shot in Armenia by Andrew De Freitas. Then there’s Young You, which is another beautiful piece of…