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6/4/14 – Martina Topley-Bird – Need One – 2003

Need One was the first single off Martina Topley-Bird’s debut album Quixotic from 2003. It features guest appearances from Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan and is a Trip Hop, Electronic Rock soup with catchy tunes over dark backgrounds, moody twists and turns inhabit the grooves. Essential in its genre, it drifts into unknown oceans, tinkers […]


6/4/14 – Martina Topley-Bird – Quixotic – 2003

Martina Topley-Bird first came to attention as part of the Bristol Trip Hop scene appearing on Tricky’s critically acclaimed Mercury Prize nominated debut album Maxinquaye (1995) . Tricky allegedly ‘discovered her’ sitting on a wall near his house. She sang on his first 3 albums and they have a child together. In 2003 she released […]

Souad Massi - Deb - 2003 - Cover Art

20/1/14 – Souad Massi – Deb – 2003

Souad Massi is an Algerian singer with Berber roots that began her musical journey in a Flamenco band but left and ¬†joined the rock band Atakor. As Berbers with Western influences, singing political lyrics in Kabyle she received death threats from fundamentalists and attempted to disguise herself in male clothing, eventually she left the band […]

The Cardigans Long Gone Before Daylight Cover Art 1992

17/1/14 – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight – 2003

It was five years between, the best two and radically different Cardigans’ albums – Gran Turismo 1998 and Long Gone Before Daylight 2003. Gran Turismo is a more studio prepared, moody electronics album (although it has guitars too) but with Long Gone Before Daylight they gave their pop an unlikely and unexpected mellow yearning. The […]

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17/1/14 – The Cardigans – For What It’s Worth/You’re The Storm/ Live And Learn – 2003

These are the three videos from The Cardigans’ irresistible 2003 release, Long Gone Before Daylight. Nina Persson’s voice is simply magic. Peter Svensson’s compositional skills together with Persson’s analytical lyrics and a band comfortable in each other’s musical presence, adds up to one of the great Swedish albums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cardigans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Gone_Before_Daylight http://www.cardigans.com/?sid=default&bfs=1 For What It’s Worth […]