Music & Me: Bibio
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Bibio aka producer Stephen Wilkinson creates the kind of lush, heart-tugging melodies you’re sure you’ve heard somewhere before. Indeed, the gorgeous “Lovers’ Carvings” from his last album is that catchy hum-along summer
-drenched song that lights up the Kindle TV advert.
The first record I bought was?
I think it was a Queen cassette, from John Menzies in Walsall. But the one I usually tell people about is Iron Maiden's debut, also on cassette, from Asda. The latter being the first album I independently chose, as oppose to buying a Queen tape that my dad didn't already have in the car.
The first gig I went to was?
Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark tour '92, Birmingham NEC
My favourite album is?
Music Has The Right To Children by Boards of Canada
But my parents always liked?
My mum and dad didn't really like many of the same records I don't think. My mom liked The Beatles and my dad liked The Stones.
I couldn’t marry someone who liked?
On stage I like to wear?
Usually the same clothes I travelled in to the gig.
I’d love to perform with?
A female choir in a dense deciduous forest.
One thing that must change in the music industry is?
That musicians are expected to look good or be good looking.
A great album cover is?
Free by Free. It's of a silhouette of a nude woman who is a window to the heavens.
On my iPod I listen most to?
Unfinished tracks that I've made, working out what to do with them next.
If I could have written any song it would have been?
“Family Affair” - Sly and the Family Stone. Apparently it was recorded in a Winnebago. It makes me want to spend a month in a caravan in wales with a guitar and an MPC.
The worst song I’ve heard is?
“Rock DJ” - Robbie Williams.
Bibio’s second album for Warp records, Mind Bokeh, is out now.
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
- 2 Stuart Baggs: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 As the world mourned the death of Cecil the lion, five endangered elephants were killed in Kenya
- 4 How to cancel Amazon Prime: after Top Gear hiring, how to leave premium service
- 5 What is halal meat and why is it controversial?
Black Mass full trailer: Watch an unrecognisable Johnny Depp play notorious US gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger
Benedict Cumberbatch has 1,480 lines in Hamlet - so what's the secret to actors' memory skills?
Frank Ocean, where's that new album at?
Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
Jon Snow not dead? Kit Harington spotted in Belfast where Game of Thrones season 6 is filming
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
While we fixate on Calais, the UK Government is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'