The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” casts a very long shadow over popular culture. It’s not just there in the 23 songs that have been picked to represent each Bond movie as it comes out, it’s there whenever you get a string section slowly rising up to a minor-sixth, to ramp […]
In the last decade, British Sea Power has consistently out-witted indie rock’s shifty soundscape with their own quirky guitar-twisted blend of literature, history, and pop culture’s best bits. No one else does it like they do. The English collective’s sonic storybook continues on their fourth LP, Valhalla Dancehall, out this week in both the U.S. […]
It has taken Portishead ten years to complete their new album, Third, which comes out next month in the UK. “There were times when I thought – this is not going to happen,” guitarist Adrian Utley told BBC NEWS. “There were times there when I thought ‘we’re not going to be able to do it, […]
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.