Should Be a hit for The Would Be’s

The Would Be’s – Tempt Fate Another slice of delectable indie guitar/trombone pop from Ireland’s finest The Would Be’s. Tempt Fate is released this Friday prior to their sold out headlining show at Croke Park on Saturday where they will play Beautiful Mess and some early EPs in their entirety. Okay okay it’s not happening…

WASPS: Creating a buzz

WASPS – Which Way Did He Go? You can’t take anything away from these guys.When it comes to their latest track there hasn’t been any dividing opinion here at SWIT. I hope this track goes forth and multiplies.I’ve nothing more to add except that here’s some Math Rock by WASPS from Belfast, Ireland.Great melody and…

You’d be a fua not to listen to Tuath

Can you walk a straight line, can you do a straight line? Can you touch your nose, can I touch your nose, do you have a nose? Waste is youth-ed on the ….you know what I mean…They’ve only gone and done it again. This is “Youth” by Tuath, fast becoming our favorite Irish band –…

I’m all aglow listening to Slow Place Like Home

Slow Place Like Home – When I See You… Ice Cream! Slow Place Like Home is the electronic solo work of Donegal producer / musician, Keith Mannion. He calls it Psychedelectronica, we call it class. I got the tip off from young Frannie Moran and he put it like this “Howya, a new one from…

Siverbacks test their mettle

Silverbacks – What’s In Your Bag? Aloof, angular, insistently catchy and deliciously off-kilter – but that’s enough about me. Here’s “What’s In Your Bag?”, the new single from Dublin “outfit” Silverbacks and I gotta says it’s like looking at my reflection in the mirror. The song is taken from their splendidly monikered new EP “Sink…

Oh Joy. Oh. Joy. Oh.

Think the Oh Joy is sarcastic? Maybe. This is “So Swell” and it is, so swell. Here’s the Dublin band’s new single, what starts off as a sligltly pissed-off and world-weary pean collapeses into a mess of noisy feedback, some people call it a chorus. Whatever you call it, it’s class. Upcoming dates – Saturday…

Meet the otherworldly shipbuilders of Autre Monde

Autre Monde – Customs “Customs” is the debut single from new Dublin band Autre Monde and we love it. There’s Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester (Ginnels) on guitar, Padraig Cooney (Land Lovers) on bass and Eoghan O’Brien (No Monster Club) on drums. It’s got that cool, krautrock grooove, a sweet, sweet tune and some…

I’m falling for Field Trip

Evening’s Over by Field Trip I spent years living in Galway. One night I was playing Hunky Dory and a young man ambled over and said “What’s this?” “It’s the great David Bowie, Raymond – they don’t write songs like this anymore!” I answered. His riposte – “Thank f**king Christ” – shocked me to the…

Tomorrow’s World at their feet

Tomorrows – Ricochet New video for Ricochet off Irish group Tomorrow’s Another Life LP released late last year on Trout Records. This is a beautiful single.

Who put the SWIT in Switzerland?

Switzerland – Starting Out Switzerland are a Dublin-based four-piece, made up of Brian Walsh (Drunken Boat), Al Condon (Hello Moon),Shane Murphy (Land Lovers, No Monster Club) and Enda Canavan (Paddy Hanna). Here’s the first single, “Starting Out” from their forthcoming debut LP “Long Gone” on Popical Island. It’s a classic Irish pop tune IMO and…