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…

If it ain’t B O K E H don’t fix it

B O K E H – I Know You Know “I Know You Know” (Gloomstone Records) is the brilliant, atmospheric new single from B O K E H, but you probably knew that already. I know you knew I was going to say that. B O K E H is the alias of Berlin-based actress/musician,…

Here’s my Best Homage to Albion

Albion – Fåglarna (The Birds) This is the eerie, elegant, ethereal and [that’s enough E words. Ed.] Fåglarna (Hybris) by Sweden’s Albion, alias of Erik Blohmé. It’a a riff on environmental catastrophe. Here are some (barely) translated lyrics birds I catch them with my hands Crushed between my fingers birds They know something they do…

We get that Spring Feeling with Toby Martin

Toby’s rather splendid new album “Songs from Northam Avenue” was just released today (17022107). We posted his fine single “Spring Feeling” back in November and he featured in our best of 2016, the record certainly lives up to promise of that song. He said of the new LP “I wrote these songs in people’s front…

Another Kracker from Kraków

Kraków Loves Adana – Youth Unbroken I’ll be honest with you Switteroos – these guys have not left my heart unbroken in the last couple of weeks. But that’s another issue. If you want to know why then you Better Call Rob. Boom! Anyway it’s business as usual from the band. They are incapable of…

They’re Gurrrrrrreat

Gurr – #1985 New video for #1985 from Berlin’s Gurr taken off their excellent album from late last year entitled In My Head. Out now via Duchess Box Records

No longer acting the Mick

Mick Harvey feat. Andrea Schroeder – Ich Liebe Dich … Ich Dich Auch Nicht Mick Harvey feat. Andrea Schroeder’s fantastic cover “Ich Liebe Dich … Ich Dich Auch Nicht” of Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Je T’Aime … Moi Non Plus’. This can be found on Mick’s latest album Intoxicated Women out now on Mute. Superb.

SWIT’s Long Player Of The Week: Animic – Skin

Animic – Skin “The mirror crack’d from side to side: ‘The doom has come upon me’ The new album from Animic is simply outstanding, the band hold up a mirror to the modern world and the reflection is not a pretty one. The eight songs confront the uncertain times we live in and the fear…

Some class from Tappi Tíkarrass

Tappi Tíkarrass – Spak Wonderful track from Tappi Tíkarrass called Spak. It’s super and it’s out now on Áttund Neðar

Going out on a L I M

L I M – GAME OVER This beautiful, insistent new tune from L I M is trance-inducing, like you’re in a swimming pool on your own in the dark, just floating. Although I can’t float really so it would be the soundtrack to me drowning. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Em…anyway the…

It’s the era of Giovani Cidreira

Here’s the ridiculously “on” sound of Brazilian superstar-in-the-making Giovani Cidreira with his ultrasweet new single “Vai Chover” (Balaclava Records). Nobody’s gonna rain on his parade! SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 7 SWIT Playlist 2017 SWIT Playlist 2016

Skip the formalties for Fatal Casualties

“The only thing we have to fear is hair itself.” Robert Smith Sweden’s Fatal Casualties have a rather charming story which you can read here. This song “Jag är inte rädd för dig, men jag är rädd för vad du” (I do not fear you but I fear what you do to me) is an…