Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Credit Crunch Bossa



They might not thank me for saying so, but Dubstar were a sort of Saint Etienne from Newcastle, who dented the Top Twenty a couple of times in the mid-late 90s with the singles 'Stars' and 'Not So Manic Now'.

Like Saint Etienne, they seemed as in love with 60s kitsch and kitchen-sink realism as they were with contemporary electronica, and had a founder band member (Steve Hillier) who worked for a while as a journeyman hack.

I really like this take on an old Astrud Gilberto song they shoved onto the 2nd of two CD-singles of 'Manic'.

It's very looking-out-of-high-rise-windows-on-a-rainy-October-afternoon; credit crunch bossa.

Is anyone putting the kettle on?

Dubstar - 'A Certain Sadness' (1995)

PS: 'Currently working on a new album', and on Facebook and everything.

6 comments:

  1. i'm looking out of a high rise window at rain and stuff and i could right do with a cuppa too. no sugar in mine.
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  2. I saw that! For the second time in so many days, psychic waves across the water maaan.

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  3. Perhaps you might to do some searching for Sarah Blackwood's other band Client. Rather tasty.

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  4. We must protect our kids from this indie filth.

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