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

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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