Saturday, 28 February 2009

Fallen From Grace




The Gentle Waves were Isobel Campbell's side project when she was still a member of Belle & Sebastian and before she hooked up with that bad boy of rock Mark Lanegan and produced the excellent Ballad of The Broken Seas. The sound is heavily influenced by French 60's pop and folk.

The track Fallen From Grace was the lead single from Gentle Waves second album Swansong For You released on Jeepster records. It always evokes visions of sixties London and Michael Caine in his Harry Palmer persona in me.

The Gentle Waves - Fallen From Grace

Why does My Head Hurt So? is from Isobel's second solo release, a six track ep which is quite an eclectic mix of collaborations with the likes of Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines, Eugenius etc) and covers . This track features the first duet between Campbell and the afore mentioned Lanegan

Isobel Campbell - Why Does My Head Hurt So?

3 comments:

Simon said...

Belle And Sebastian are one of those bands that I've never really connected with, I like them well enough but they don't do it for me the way the bands I love do. And they were the quietest band I've ever seen, especially considering the number of people who were on stage!

But this is pretty good. Infact good enough to investigate the album. I love it when that happens.

drew said...

I've got similar feelings towards Belle & Sebastian. Got all the albums and a lot of the singles but there are only a handful of tunes I really love. Of those Lazy Line Painter Jane is my favourite it is absolutely brilliant.
Incidently B&S were the first band N01 son saw live, when he was 8 months old and to back up your point on the sound level he slept all the way through it.

Davy H said...

Ah yes, 'The new Belle & Sebastian'...

Isobel swings though, but I'm betting Harry was a Blue Note man x