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…

When you hear one Cinder Well you’ll want to hear Cinder eile.

Cinder Well – Insulation of the Silence There’s nothing like a dark, strange and wonderful song to shock you out of the mundanity of a Monday morning, not long after Christ has risen and there’s nothing to look forward to but the long stretch in the evenings, the creeping warmth of the churning seasons and…

I’m high on Loma

Loma – Joy I love Shearwater for many reasons – here are 3 – 1) They made one of my favourite records ever – “Jet Plane and Oxbow”, it got 7.5 on Pitchfork but what the fuck do they know? It got 10 SWITS out of 10 on SWIT. In fact, we thought about ramping…

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…

Sophia Kennedy to my blues is the remedy

Sophia Kennedy – Build Me A House When Valerie from Lali Puna makes a recommendation you gotta sit up and take notice so when she said in her interview with us “I really liked the Sophia Kennedy-album. It took me some time to get into it, because it seems so much pop but is strange…

Vincent is Virgil on the ridiculous

Vincent – Be Easy “Be Easy” is from the 1987 cassette LP Fast Forward’ released by Virgil ‘Vincent’ Work Jnr of Workdub. Coming on like a lost Sylvian/Sakamoto masterpiece, we have the wonderful Music From Memory label to thank for unearthing yet another lost gem. Hear more here SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 32 SWIT Playlist…

My love for Stunt Casting is probably everlasting

Stunt Casting – Moonless (Vassals cover) Stunt Casting (aka Ann Driscoll) is an NYC (via Ohio) multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.Here she tackles “Moonless” by Vassals, which makes it sound like she wrestled it to the ground and then kicked the sh!t out of it, which actually couldn’t be further from the truth, this is a really…

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…