Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
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Sunday 16 November 2008
Say what you will about Dido, she's certainly dependable; for though she's travelled the world since 2003's 'Life for Rent', her musical journey appears to have stalled at the front door.
Monday 06 October 2008
Sunday 06 July 2008
Wednesday 18 June 2008
Sitting in a noodle bar opposite the venue prior to this gig, my friend and I discussed the possible flaws of seeing Morcheeba live. How would the electronic chill-out band perform their repertoire? Would they just have decks and a couple of keyboards? Although we had both been fans of the band for years, neither of us had any idea of what they looked like until receiving an email gig reminder the day before. Unfortunately, the press photo of two smartly dressed middle-aged men was not inspiring. No wonder that their A&R guys have chosen not to feature them on their album covers.
Friday 09 May 2008
Martina Topley Bird's CV of former collaborators is one of the more impressively varied in modern pop: since she was discovered by Tricky way back in the mid-Nineties, her vocals have appeared on records by David Holmes, Mark Lanegan, Primus, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Gorillaz, to name but a few.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Say what you like about Portishead; you can't accuse them of being in it for the money. The easy thing to do, a decade-plus since their much-adored debut, would be to play it safe and offer up 'Dummy' redux.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Sunday 30 March 2008
Since Bebel Gilberto's 'Tanto Tempo', it's clear that the slack tempi and comatose-sounding female vocalists of what used to be called trip-hop have colonised Brazil.
Friday 01 February 2008
Released on Christmas Day 1982, at just 99p, Pillows and Prayers went on to shift 125,000 copies and hold an almost permanent place on the indie charts for a year. Mike Alway, Cherry Red's A&R man, came up with the idea, vamping a major-label tradition for issuing cheap samplers to raise profile.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Monday 06 February 2006
Friday 28 January 2005
Friday 08 October 2004
Friday 01 October 2004
Monday 12 July 2004
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