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…

I’ve been to Delaware, I’d rather be Perera Elsewhere

“When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.” Perera Elsewhere – Something’s Up I did a search for Perera Elsewhere, I got up a Pitchfork review of her last album, FB and a few other things. I was surprised not to find more, how do you keep talent…

Come to a sticky end with Luxury Death

I’m at pains to point out what a cracking song is Glue by Luxury Death. It’s got an irresistible tune and some crazy cartoon keyboards that makes me feel a bit B-52 ish, ish being the operative word, I mean the sun shines less in Manchester, and rightly so. The band is duo Ben Thompson…

Gone for a swim old friend Joshi? chill out with Yama Warashi

This is , these are Tangled Roots & Moon Egg from Yama Warashi’s debut LP “Moon Egg” out on Stolen Body Records. Yama is a Bristol-based Japanese musician – her songs are about tangled relationships of humans, nature and moon phases.The only thing that came as a surprise there was the moon phases bit (to…

Interview with CJ Mirra & Adam Badi Donoval from Colour8 Records

We recently featured the excellent Troj EP from new London-based label Colour8. We caught up with CJ Mirra  & Adam Badi Donoval to find out more about their ethos and where they see the label going in the future.  What’s your job description at C8? CJ: All jobs are shared – from tea to artwork to chatting…

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…