Where would I be without the mighty Dan? This is a band that I listen to almost daily. Every time I do, I hear something new. Sure, they’re clever East Coast jazz-rockers, with a laid back West Coast sound. But read that again: they’re clever! What’s not to love about that? Maybe being English and [...]
Martin and Youle are British artists now based in Nantes, France. I got to know them through Hot Chip (Bevis is Felix Martin’s brother) and Charlie designed the cover for my first single (Nitemoves/Wallflowers). There’s a sense of play in their pieces, especially Pythagoras Table. I love the way they work with objects and expand [...]
I heard the Hungarian jazz and folk saxophonist — Mihaly Dresch — in Budapest one Christmas and I fell in love completely. I put the CD on and straight away his tone, control and dexterity was enough to make me get up out of my seat and turn the volume way up. I wanted to just be immersed in this music. But aside from his playing, his compositions are breathtaking.