Words by Toby Rogers
The Swiss; a nation of neutrals famed for Toblerone and stashing Nazi gold. Their football team might have just beaten Germany in a pre-tournament friendly, but Roy Hodgson's former employers have never been noted for their contribution to popular music. Ask an Englishman to think of Swiss lips and nine times out of ten he'll picture former weather girl Ulrika wrapping hers round Sven. But they're both Swedish, so what do we know?
Unlikely to instil a winning mentality in today's less-than-golden generation, Manchester electro-pop outfit Swiss Lips will nevertheless provide the perfect pick-me-up for England's inevitable lacklustre quarter-final exit. While the players head home to their gold-plated mansions and the Swiss lips of their WAGs, we'll blow away our despair with this outfit's sun-kissed, eighties-drenched floor fillers.
Firmly in the indie-dance groove laid down by The Rapture, MGMT, Passion Pit and Friendly Fires, Swiss Lips are far removed from the typically dour North West sound. As Technicolor as an MDMA-infused Stone Roses covering Duran Duran on a Casio keyboard, these fey shoegazers are anything but. A bold, catchy indie-pop anthem that's as refreshing as early Klaxons, "Danz" is sure to get you on your feet.