Track of the week - Fallen Devil from The Swedish Railway Orchestra

Fallen Devil is the second single taken from TSRO's upcoming album Dance To The Drum Machine and back to a more uptempo floor filler after the brilliantly gothic melancholy of first single The Ballhaus.

It is a veritably giddy slice of electro pop. Arpeggiated synths and live drums mesh perfectly and a cow bell drives the track on to the super catchy 'oh la la' refrain. So far so Goldfrapp and then a tasty rhythm guitar worthy of Nile Rodgers finishes the track most satisfyingly. With a delicious nightclub set B&W video to accompany it.


The Swedish Railway Orchestra is the project of Dublin musician and producer Rob Smith. During the Corona pandemic he decided to do a guitar-based album as The Reprobates which was (and I quote Rob directly here) "...absolute madness. Being locked down at home made me do crazy things. Whole album is 20 mins long."


One of the originals (it also includes a cover of The Fall's Big New Prinz) is a track called I Don’t Want To Know What’s Her Problem - a two minute blast of garage punk. 


Rob takes up the story: "I challenged myself to see if I could turn that song into a disco/electro song for the TSRO project. The result is Fallen Devil and the driving anthem you hear now."

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The ace new single from WAXX is Fruit Shakes and is out everywhere.

If you like your Summer sounds fuzzy, then the latest release from Cornwall's WAXX will float your fruit shake. Cool, Cornish, colossal.

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Simultaneously with The Swedish Railway Orchestra release  of Fallen Devil, there is another brilliant black and white video to go with it.


Fallen Devil is the second track from new LP Dance To The Drum Machine which will see a vinyl release in July.

Turnstiles final gig poster

Turnstiles have announced that they are splitting. There will be a final Galway gig on June 11 in Aras na nGael with support from The Love Buzz. Tickets are limited to 350 and are going fast.

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WAXX - Fruit Shakes cover art

About Blowtorch Records

Blowtorch Records is an independent record label based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. We offer a boutique online home for Irish bands and artists and those further afield. We are The Future Sound Of Ireland. Take a browse through our roster. Irish punk or post-punk? Try Turnstiles, Punching Peaches and Static Vision. Chilled dance beats? The Swedish Railway Orchestra are for you. Experimental electronica - Liana Forte. Indie techno - Nixer and Jagged Baptist Club. You get the picture.


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