SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Xavier Boyer – Some/Any/New

I’m delighted to report that after a trip to The Royal Victoria Eye and Eye Hospital in Dublin I can now hear in stereo again, just in time to bring you our Long Player Of The Week, “Some/Any/New” (Human Sounds / Hot Puma Records), the second solo album by Tahiti 80’s Xavier Boyer. I’ve come…

It wouldn’t annoy her if you played Xavier Boyer

Xavier Boyer – QuattroSonic Xavier Boyer, erstwhile frontman of French legends Tahiti 80, is back with a new single. QuattroSonic is from his forthcoming solo album “Some/Any/New” which is released on October 20th. It’s another melodic, classic pop tune from Xavier. Sounding effortlessly brilliant, it belies the art & craft he brings to everything he…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Xavier Boyer – Stockholm Syndrome

Xavier Boyer – Stockholm Syndrome “We’re getting there, it’s growing on you. I hope it’s no Stockholm Syndrome” We’re delighted to premiere the new video by Xavier Boyer, frontman of French indie maestros Tahiti 80. This is the first cut from his new solo LP, “Some/Any/New” ,coming later in the year.  Multi-instrumentalist Boyer crafted the…

The Week: 19022017: I saw you and SWIT walking in the rain

I was walking the streets in the rain, it had been pouring down for days – the city was full to bursting, a giant bucket of steaming piss ready to explode. I, for one, did not want a piss shower, although I know certain people are partial, or so I hear. Still no sign of…

SWIT’s Best of 2016: Top 10 (Zenith)

Stuck in the Sound – Miracle (SME (France) SAS) Ice Cream – Material (Bad Actors Inc.) Tahiti 80 – Wan Thang (Human Sounds) Kraków Loves Adana – Once in July (Better Call Rob) La Femme – Septembre (Les Disques Pointus) The Magic Theatre – I Want To Die By Your Side (Elefant Records) Holy Now…

The Week 31072016

Hi, welcome to SWIT’s Week, and what a week it’s been. Let’s start with the best tunes from around the globe – please peruse Papillon Rising, Julepe, The Laurels, Urthboy, Sarah P., Magnolia Shoals, Trumpets of Consciousness, Yello, Owtn.,Meg og kammeraten min, El Genio Equivocado, Ablebody, Audiodeluxe & Duck Fight Goose. And then there’s our…

Interview with Xavier Boyer from Tahiti 80

We’re big fans of the group Tahiti 80 here at SWIT so when the multi-talented Xavier Boyer agreed to do an interview with us we were delighted.Fresh from the release of their latest EP …And the Rest Is Just Crocodile Tears,we hear from Xavier about his songwriting process,musical influences and are also presented with an original art…

The Week 24072016

Hi, welcome to THE WEEK from SWIT. This is our second one – we’ve got out new banner in place (finally) – Indie Cat has moved upstairs  to the boardroom.

Interview with Christophe Vaillant of Le SuperHomard

Le SuperHomard have produced a beautiful, baroque, pop masterpiece called Maple Key. The band is the brainchild of Christophe Vaillant of  Pony Taylor fame – and getting vocalist Pandora Burgess ( (El Botcho/The Leeds) on board really was a stroke of genius. They’ve delivered a perfect, wistful, hazy summer soundtrack. They’ve got the whole package…