Review: Swing your pants: Italian quartet Swingrowers juice us up for their forthcoming sophomore album Outsidein with this sprightly Balkan funk piece. Strong stomps, sultry vocals, deliciously twanging guitars and a mischievous 007 chord hook. Hooky, fun and perfect for the warmer seasons en route. Bring on the album!
Review: Sicilian duo Swingrowers follow up their eponymous 2012 debut album with this life-affirmin collection of wholesome swing and innocent party insinuations. Riddled with big organic instrumentation and Lorendana's emphatic, gutsy vocals, each cut tells its own tale. From the unashamed confidence and insistent rhythm & blues vibes of "That's Right" to the jazzier, piano-stroking jauntiness of "Frank" via the softer, more electronic tendencies of "Break Out", Remote is the sound of a band maturing at a rapid pace. Swing bands are a dime a dozen, but genuinely good swing bands are rarer than a platinum accordion.
Review: New to the roster of UK electro-swing label Freshly Squeezed Music, Sicilian band Swingrowers recently supported scene lynchpin Parov Stelar in London and now release this, their debut single. Lacking the tweeness of most electro-swing, this is slower, more punchy and all the better for it as Swingrowers mix vintage horns with modern vocals superbly.