Anglo For Your Ear: Beth Gibbons’ “Mysteries”

Portishead lead singer Beth Gibbons released a solo album in 2002 with Rustin Man titled Out of Season. This ethereal ballad was the first track. The video for it – a series of quicky moving stills featuring Gibbons cutting a lonely path through nature – is gentle and meditative.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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