SWIT’s Week 08102017: 14 songs that lit up our lives (and our wives)

You can’t take your eyes off the SWIT guys for a second, nay, a moment and they’ve only gone and found another 14 fantastic tunes from all over the shop – try these magical musical mysteries (before they do you up like a kipper) from SUPERBEAT, Charlotte & Magon, Antipole, La Bien Querida, Slava Karelin,…

Super World Interview Time: La Bien Querida

A couple of weeks back, La Bien Querida released the wonderful new single “El Lado Bueno” from upcoming album “Fuego” (Elefant Records). It’s a bit of a change of direction for Ana Fernández-Villaverde and has a most welcome New Order undertone which I love.  I was delighted when Ana agreed to do an interview with…

Super World Interview Time: Michele and Cristiano from Drama Emperor

Drama Emperor are an electro-indie Italian band made up of Michele Caserta, Cristiano Ballarini and Simone Levantesi who write in English, Italian and German. We have covered a number of tunes by the guys and even premiered their recent single “The Final Song” (on Alienated Records).  Needless to say we are big fans but we’ll…

Interview with Marcus from Near Myth

Near Myth describe themselves thus ” a band of pioneering fantasy-noir academics based in Melbourne, Australia.” Fantasy-noir is a sister trope of “neo noir” or cyberpunk. It’s a relatively small sub-genre that blends the setting, characters and plot structure of a film noir mystery with the more colorful elements of fantasy and science fiction. It…

Things that go bump in the night: Our interview with Half Girl

Tomb it may concern, Half Girl are  Europe’s leading all-girl feminist-monster super-group and that , dear reader, is not an easy thing to achieve. The band are Julie Miess (Britta), Vera Kropf (Luise Pop), Anna-Leena Lutz (Die Heiterkeit) and Gwendoline Tägert (Mondo Fumatore). They’ve produced this wonderful schlock-horror concept album called “All Tomorrow’s Monsters” –…

Red Sleeping Beauty

Red Sleeping Beauty, Swedish indie-pop masters, originally came together in 1991. The band are Kristina Borg, Mikael Matsson, Niklas Angergård. 2016 saw their happy return with the release of Kristina, their first album in 19 years, on Labrador Records (and now Shelflife). Packed with great melodies and brilliant hooks, it’s definitely one of the best…

The Week 11092016

Hi, welcome to SWIT’s Week, we just get keep getting bigger, too many fish fingers! Anyway we have another batch of top tunes from around the global village – check Lumi, The F16s, Chantaiman, Chassol, Forever Pavot, Frustration, Guazuncho, Half Girl, Hong Kong Dance Company 香港舞蹈團, , Julien Gasc, Linear John, Marielle V Jakobsons, Meno,…

SWIT’s Classic Albums: No. 1 – The Cure – Faith

The fog rolled in at the speed of sound. Lol was driving. The show in Harrogate had been so-so. Robert was sulking in the back. “We’re lost aren’t we Lol? We’re fucking lost again.” “It’s hard to tell in the fog Rob.” “Your drumming was shit. Total shit. We should just get a machine, like…

Curiouser and curiouser – We talk to Alice Schneider of Wunderland

“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”  ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland We have been keeping an eye on Wunderland for some time now and we featured their wonderful single, “NUE” , a few weeks back. The band is Alice Schneider, O de Mars, Stéphane Commecy, Simon Léger and…

Interfew with: My Imaginary Loves

My Imaginary Loves formed in Toulouse in 2010. Consisting of members Christèle – Drums,Pauline – Bass Voice and Stéphanie – Guitar Voice,they released their first EP,Unemotional, in 2012 on Dead Bees Records. Few caught up with them recently on the release of their excellent debut album – Faces – to discuss the artists and music…

The Cure Barrowlands Glasgow 1984

Setlist Shake dog Shake Primary The Walk The Hanging Garden 100 Years Give Me It A Forest Piggy in The Mirror Happy the Man Play for Today The Caterpillar 10.15 Killing an Arab