Who: Switzerland is an Irish four-piece band.
Sound: Jangle rock with a sharp edge.
TFN Final Take: Long Gone is Switzerland’s debut full-length. The Irish band definitely bring strong musical chops to the proceedings. Some may find the vocals to be a notch off-kilter in quality. I often had the experience of really getting into the intro of a song and then needing to adjust my ear once the vocals kicked in. For others, the vocals may be more endearing and right up their alley. Pavement and R.E.M. fans should check out Switzerland and find out for themselves.
– Reviewed by Matthew Heiner
By day I am a dad and a psychologist; I often use music as a way to connect with both my kids and my clients. One of my proudest moments as a father was when my 12-year-old daughter told me of her undying love for Radiohead.