Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Sweptaways Show Up Again

It's been a while since we've heard anything new from them (Christmas 2007, to be precise. Not that I've been counting the days or anything. Much), but finally The Sweptaways have a new single out. It's a cover of The Zombies classic Time Of The Season, it features guest vocals from Howlin' Pelle of The Hives, and it's out today! Here's the vid:

I've only heard it a couple of times so far (the video's only just gone up) and it's going to take a while to get used to, what with the Zombies version being so definitive and all, but whatever, it's great to have the ladies back. (We went to a Zombies gig last year funnily enough, and by crikey they were terrific. They're on tour again in the UK this spring actually, when they'll be playing Odessey & Oracle for the very last time. Ahh.)

Back to the Sweptaways, this new single isn't all we're going to be hearing from them this year - they also have a brand new album, their second, coming out on April 15th. The Sweptaways Show features yet more collaborations, with, among others, Jens Lekman, Asha Ali, Robyn, Moneybrother and Sir Eric Beyond, and you can pre-order it here.

If their previous album and Christmas EPs are anything to go by then The Sweptaways Show should be an absolute corker. Can't wait!

EDIT: The Sweptaways' label, Hybris, have made an mp3 of Time Of The Season available for free download here. Ace!

1 comment:

Knut | Eardrums said...

The Sweptaways will also be a part of the upcoming Eardrums Spring Compilation, "Birdsongs, Beesongs", with a cover of Leila K's hit "Electric". The compilation will be released on the eardrumsblog at in the end of March, probably around the 25th.