The Week 27052017: The 15 best tracks from the last 7 days.

Another week, another first for SWIT – yes I’m talking about the fact that someone actually got one of Gerry’s jokes- step forward HACHIKU – yes, she even said “Ha Ha”. Wow. Meanwhile, Tom lost the run of himself and inspired by Sale Gosse he’s been cursing like a trooper morning, noon and night. Fucking…

The 8-track in my cortina is playing Lia Pamina

Lia Pamina – Sycamore Tree A few weeks ago Lia was Better Off Without Us and now she wants to take us down to the Sycamore Tree, well frankly it’s her prerogative to change her mind. It’s another beguiling, summershining slice of ice pop confection perfection. Let’s go in that direction, to the sycamore tree….

SWIT SWEMIERE: Superfetish by Melt Mountain on Inner Ear Records

Location: Athens, Greece. Bright, guitar-pop experimentalist four-piece Melt Mountain will release their full-length debut album “Superfetish” on May 29 via Inner Ear Records on special edition LP/Orange Vinyl and digital album. The record follows their acclaimed self-titled four-song EP (Jan 2014) which earned praise from NME, Indieshuffle and more. We are delighted to bring you…

you’re a cabbage if you don’t love Laura Sauvage

Laura Sauvage – Have You Heard the Good News This kicks ass, what a tune. It’s rock ‘n’ roll swagger with a sneer and fuck you too. “Have you Heard The Good News” by Montreal’s Laura Sauvage. It’s being released on Roy Music to coincide with their upcoming French dates. Spread the word, here they…

Can – Live in Germany, Soest 1970

Tracklist: 1. Intro 2. Sense All of Mine 3. Oh Yeah 4. I Feel Allright 5. Mother Sky 6. Deadlock 7. Bring Me Coffee or Tea 8. Don’t Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone 9. Paperhouse Thanks to CanFanPage for the upload

Ya Tosiba kick like a zebra

Ya Tosiba – Arif Ya Tosiba, it’s been a while, quite a while, but we’re glad you’re back. I think Ya Tosiba was one of the first interviews we did many many months ago. Their debut album is on the way – “Love Party” on Asphalt Tango Records. The duo consist of Norwegian-Azerbaijani Zuzu Zakaria…

SWIT SWEMIERE: Take flight on wings of desire with Rahm

Rahm – Morning Light Morning Light is the new single (released tomorrow, 26th May) from Israel’s Rahm – it’s written from the point of view of an angel as they observe their ward with loving, impressionistic detail. The song starts as wistful ballad, a solitary hymn, and then takes flight on angels wings, in a…

Pilgrim Fireflies are drawing me to their flame

Pilgrims Fires – Lullaby What a brilliant idea! The music is by Marta del Grandi (from Marta Rosa) – a hauntingly beautiful, harmonised tone poem, which in of itself is fantastic – here it is combined with the wonderful live drawing of Cecilia Valagussa. The process is sympathetically caputured and enhanced by Doris Konings, creating…

I’ve Nothing To Say but good things about it.

Norway’s The Age of Colored Lizards have a new single out and it’s called Nothing To Say and it’s precursor to an album release later in the year. As I sit here staring at my feet trying to come up with a good description of their sound – it suddenly hits me – Sockgaze. It’s…

Some magic from Portobello

Portobello – Quelli Di Sempre Here’s a simply wonderful piece of music from Portobello’s latest EP 1980. It’s called Quelli Di Sempre. The music me reminds of Head on the Door era Cure and I love those harmonies on the chorus. Excellent. The guys are from Italy and this is out now on Diavoletto Netlabel….

You’d be La Luna-tic not to check this out.

A Casa – Una Cosa A Casa first came to my attention 2 weeks ago and now they’ve just released another album as I was just getting to know the 1st. 2 albums in 3 months one would be thinking they can’t be all that. But they are and more. I’ve switched my attention to…

SWITLIST: Inner Ear Records

Inner Ear Records are celebrating their 10th birthday in 2017. The label is based in the Greek city of Patras. It began as a one-man project and is currently Greece’s leading indie music label (SWIT says one of Europe’s leading indie labels), home to some of the country’s most interesting new bands. Inner Ear is…