Super World Indie Tune Of The Day: Doctor Jelly and Mr. Sky

Skyjelly – Accidents. Super World Indie Tune Of The Day – 08.09.2018. The song is a bit of a masterpiece, all high floating vocals, driving distorted guitars, ghosts, glitches, funky bitches, magic mushroom quiches [that’s enough bitches rhymes. Ed.] Suffice to say there is A LOT going on and it’s all (somehow) successfully corralled into…

SWIT Sounds Abound #8

A Slice Of Life – Restless Gods (Wool-E Discs) We featured A Slice Of Life’s debut ep last year, now Dirk Vreys has been in touch again to announce their full debut LP called RESTLESS which will be released on the 15th of August via Wool-E Discs. Back then I said “I guess artists like…

Friedrich Sunlight won’t rain on your parade

Friedrich Sunlight – Kommen Und Gehen (Tapete) Kenji Kenji certainly comes and goes from project to project, from tune to tune, does the man ever get a moment’s rest? Are we complaining? Not in the least. “Kommen Und Gehen” is another songwriting masterclass – simply perfection from the wonderfully melodic vocals, the harmonies and especially…

Ratboys? Go figure.

Ratboys – Figure (Topshelf Records) photo by Johnny Fabrizio This is “Figure” by Chicago’s Ratboys (Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan). Displaying an almost obscene devotion to melody, these folks view the world with at least one arched-eyebrow and they write songs that make you feel happy to be alive. The deliriously brilliant video was made…

Gabriel Kahane creates magic on a train

Gabriel Kahane – “What If I Told You” (Nonesuch) Travelogue is a wonderful LP by THe Human League. It’s also a film, book, or illustrated lecture about the places visited by or experiences of a traveller. It’s also a stock-in-trade device of the folk artist, the wandering mistral, the poet and the corner house bore….

SWIT Sounds Abound #7

Here we go, ten more super world indie tunes that tickled our fancy (is that still legal?) this week. Enjoy! The Innocence Mission -Look Out From Your Window (Bella Union) I’ve got a confession to make, I had never heard of The Innocence Mission until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled across “Happy…

SWIT Sounds Abound #6

Monster Monster – yes ladies and gentlemen, we’ve super-sized our Super Sounds Abounds just in time for July, it’s like a Whizzer And Chips bumper summer special with two flakes! Polartropica – “Golden Soul” It’s been a while since we heard from Polartropica, but now Ihui Cherise Wu, for it is her, is back with…

SWIT Sounds Abound #2

Greetings from a very sunny Dublin! Here's our second SWIT Sounds Abound of 2018, a round-up of the best songs from our myriad subscriptions. 10 great tunes for all you loons. Everything added to our Best of 2018 lists as well. Scorchio. New Silver Girl – Phantom Ride (Soliti) Here is Helsinki’s New Silver Girl’s…

Super World Interview Time: Cinder Well will have your goths for garters

We have featured tunes from Cinder Well’s new LP “The Unconcious Echo” on a couple of occasions recently.  It’s a dark, beautiful affair tinged with loss and features some wonderful songwriting and playing. You can imagine our delight when Ennis-based band leader Amelia Baker agreed to do an interview with us! The group are on tour around…

SWIT Sounds Abound #1

What with the number of submissions we’ve been getting via SSSH! we’ve been neglecting our other subscriptions to some extent so we are introducing an irregular new feature called “SWIT Sounds Abound” to bring you even more great Super World Indie Tunes. All the songs have been added to our Spotify and YouTube best of…

Cinder Well cast a spell, my soul to quell

Cinder Well – Through The Tendons Cinder Well’s new LP “The Unconscious Echo” is out on May 11 and we have an interview with lead-Well (?) Amelia Baker next week. We found out she is now studying in Limerick (God love her), knows little about Icelandic poetry and much much more. In the meantime enjoy…