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: It's always clear to us when Italy's Swingrowers are back in the building. The funky club vibes circle in the air, and the funky touches are in plain view. Outsidein is their new LP and, much like the rest of the material they've released up until now, there is a clear sense that these dudes have all the characteristics of becoming some serious contenders for 'top of the class' in this space. Crucially, this is the sort of material that will appeal to a wide and varied audience; from the pop fans to the Afro lovers, there is something for all walks of life - or simply our digital charts - to get stuck into.