מאז ומתמיד תעשיית המוזיקה נחשבת לאחת מהתעשיות היותר אכזריות שבהן האמן היוצר צריך להתבלט בכישרון ייחודי (ובלא מעט אמביציה) על מנת לא ללכת לאיבוד בין ים המוזיקאים המוכשרים. אך כיום במציאות בה הרשת קובעת טרנדים ומשפיעה על דעת הקהל, מה הפלא שיוטיוב ירש את מקומו של MTV וכיום הוא הערוץ המוביל שמשמש כבמה הכי טובה לקידום מוזיקאים אנונימיים אשר מעוניינים לפרסם את יצירותיהם ולזכות בחמש עשרה דקות התהילה שלהם.
אז כאשר כמות המוזיקאים החדשים שמוציאים סינגל חדש (שמנסים לרוב ליצור עכשווית מאוד) רק הולכת וגדלה-מה הסיכוי שאמנים רבים אכן יזכו לקריירה מוזיקלית מפוארת? אולי קשה להבטיח לאמן צעיר ורעב קריירה מוזיקלית ארוכה
(כמו למשל במקרה של ג'סטין ביבר שהתגלה ביוטיוב ואף זכה ללא מעט דקות תהילה, אך לאחר קריירה מוזיקלית קצרה וסתמית הוא מתעסק כיום בעיקר ביצירת כותרות בצהובונים) אבל אין ספק שהאפשרויות לזכות בהכרה ציבורית מבחינה מוזיקלית השתנו עם השנים.אם אותם פלטפורמות משרתות היטב את תעשיית המוזיקה,רק ימים יגידו.
בינתיים, יש לא מעט מוזיקאים (ותיקים יותר וותיקים פחות) שמנסים לפרוץ ללא הצלחה. חלקם זוכים להצלחה בקרב קהל נאמן וחלקם ממשיכים להיאבק על הכרה ציבורית בדרכים יצירתיות ( חלקם משמשים שנים כזמרי ליווי או כנגנים בלהקות מיוחסות בתקווה שיגלו אותם בדרך כזו או אחרת) כאשר במקביל הם מנסים להתפתח וליצור יצירות מקוריות. בסיקור הנוכחי אתייחס לשלושה מוזיקאים שמנסים לגבש זהות מוזיקלית עצמאית ולפרוץ בתעשייה התובענית הזו.
מוציא בימים אלו את אלבומו השלישי, " Phantom Radio".
לאנגן, בעברו שימש כסולן להקת הסקרימינג טריז, נחשב לאחד מזמרי האינדי האהובים בישראל והוא אף זכה להופיע בארץ מספר פעמים (וכנראה שהוא עומד לשוב להופיע כאן ממש בקרוב). לאנגן הוא מוזיקאי רוק אלטרנטיבי אמריקאי יליד 1964. הקריירה המוזיקלית הענפה של לאנגן החלה כבר ב-1984 כאשר היה ממקימי להקת הגראנג' "הסקרימינג טריז" שכללה בין השאר את גארי לי קונור, ואן קונור, ומארק פיקרל. כבר בתקופה זו, החל לאנגן לחשוב קדימה ובנה בשקט ובחכמה קריירת סולו (ב-1990, שחרר את אלבום הבכורה המפתיע- " ). מאז הספיק לאנגן לשחרר כבר עוד מספר אלבומים ולקבל הכרה ציבורית כמוזיקאי איכותי בעל הצלחה יחסית.
עבור אלו שפחות מכירים את לאנגן, יש לציין כי מדובר במוזיקאי בעל קול בריטון מזוהה ובלתי נשכח (שאף הושווה כבר לטום וייטס האגדי).
Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including with Kurt Cobain
prior to the group's breakout success with their album, Nevermind
, recording an unreleased album of songs by the blues singer, Lead Belly
. Lanegan also performed with Layne Staley
in the side band, Mad Season
. It was intended that Lanegan was to take over vocals in Mad Season full-time after Staley declined to make a second album.
Following the dissolution of The Screaming Trees in 2000, he became a member of Queens of the Stone Age
and is featured on five of the band's albums—Rated R
(2000), Songs for the Deaf
(2002), Lullabies to Paralyze
(2005), Era Vulgaris
(2007) and ...Like Clockwork
(2013). Lanegan also formed The Gutter Twins
with Greg Dulli
in 2003, released three collaboration albums with former Belle and Sebastian
singer Isobel Campbell
, and contributed to releases byMelissa Auf der Maur
, Martina Topley Bird
, Creature with the Atom Brain
, Bomb the Bass
and Mad Season
n 1996, during an interview for Pacific Northwest periodical "The Rocket", he said that he drove a combine
It is known that he came from a 'dysfunctional' family that he tried to avoid, and was heavily into drugs by the age of 18, having already been arrested and sentenced to one year's imprisonment for drug-related crimes.
He managed to get out of jail by taking a year-long rehab course. Around this time he met and befriended Van Conner
with whom he would eventually form the Screaming Trees
. At this point his relationship with the Conner brothers was limited to talking about music and working for their parents' electronics hardware store.
Along with Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Nirvana, Screaming Trees were part of Seattle's emerging grunge scene in the early 1990s. The band was formed in late 1984 by Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bassist Van Conner and Mark Pickerel. Mark Pickerel would later be replaced withBarrett Martin. Lanegan said "I was such a shitty drummer that they made me sing." The band signed to Sub Pop, releasing the Other Worlds EP in 1985 (Originally available only in a cassette format, the album was re-released on CD and LP by SST Records in 1987). Though the band was being courted by major labels, in 1985 they signed to Velvetone records to release their debut album, Clairvoyance. Musically the album is a combination of psychedelic music and hard rock, while it bears many similarities to early grunge.
In 1987, the band released their second effort, and their first for SST Records, Even If and Especially When
After the release of the album in 1987 the band began working on the American indie circuit, playing shows across the US.
Their follow up album was Invisible Lantern
released in 1988. Buzz Factory
was the fourth full-length album by Screaming Trees and their final record released through SST released in 1989.
In 1991, the band released their fifth effort, and their first for a major label. Uncle Anesthesia
was released in 1991 and was produced by Soundgarden
. Uncle Anesthesia
included the single "Bed of Roses", which gained considerable airtime on alternative rock radio stations. The song peaked at number 23 on the Modern Rock Tracks
and was the first Screaming Trees release to chart. Barrett Martin
replaced previous drummer Pickerel and the new line up recorded Sweet Oblivion
was the band's breakout album and included the singles "Nearly Lost You
", "Dollar Bill", "Butterfly", and "Shadow of the Season". The two first singles gained considerable airtime on alternative rock radio stations, while the video for "Nearly Lost You" became an MTV and alternative radio hit in the fall of 1992, thanks to the momentum of the Singles
soundtrack. "Nearly Lost You" peaked at number 5 on the Modern Rock Tracks and number 50 in the United Kingdom and was the first single to chart outside the United States. Sweet Oblivion
sold a total of 300,000 copies in the United States.
Although the Screaming Trees were viewed as one of the finest bands on the Seattle scene, they never drew the commercial attention that Alice in Chains
, Nirvana, Pearl Jam
The band's final album (recorded after in-fighting and uncertainty over the quality of the music the band was recording had brought about a hiatus
was released in 1996. The album spawned several singles, including "All I Know", and "Dying Days" and peaked at number 134 on the Billboard 200
and number 39 on the Canadian album chart
which was the first Screaming Trees album to chart outside the United States. Despite consistently favorable reviews, the album did not match the commercial success of Sweet Oblivion
. Following the Dust
tour in the United States, Screaming Trees took another hiatus for Lanegan to begin his work on his third solo album, Scraps at Midnight
. The band headed back into the studio in 1999 and recorded several demos and shopped them around to labels, but no label was willing to take them on.
The band played a few surprise shows in early 2000 and following a concert to celebrate the opening of Seattle's Experience Music Project
, the band surprisingly announced their official breakup.
Solo work and other projects
In 1990, Lanegan released his first solo album, The Winding Sheet
via label Sub Pop
(which at the time was home to friends Nirvana and The Afghan Whigs
). Lanegan had intimated that the album came around following a Leadbelly project he was working on with Mark Pickerel, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic
The project was short lived and eventually other musicians became involved in the evolution to the debut solo record. From the Leadbelly sessions a version of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
" appeared on The Winding Sheet
. "Ain't It a Shame" is available on the Nirvana box set, With the Lights Out
Cobain also supplied backing vocals on "Down in the Dark" on Lanegan's debut.
The majority of the album was recorded with Pickerel on drums, Mike Johnson
(who would later go on to play bass with Dinosaur Jr
) on guitar, Steve Fisk
on piano and organ, and Jack Endino
The second record, 1994's Whiskey for the Holy Ghost
, was a far more cohesive recording, with such ethereal songs as "The River Rise", "Kingdoms of Rain", "Riding the Nightingale" and "Beggar's Blues".
Taking nearly three years to make, the album came close to not seeing the light of day as Lanegan was set to throw the master tapes in a pond outside of the recording studio, only to be stopped by Producer Jack Endino
at the last moment.
("Kingdoms of Rain" was re-recorded on the collaboration album with Soulsavers
in 2007 and released as a single).
In 1995, Lanegan appeared on the album Above
by Mad Season. The project was fronted by friend Layne Staley
(Alice in Chains
) and was formed in late 1994 by Staley, Mike McCready
of Pearl Jam
, Barrett Martin
of Screaming Trees
and John Baker Saunders
of The Walkabouts
. Lanegan appeared on "Long Gone Day" and "I'm Above".
Lanegan also appeared on stage at Mad Season's concerts to perform the songs. In 1998, Scraps at Midnight
was released. The album was recorded the previous winter at Joshua Tree
, California and produced by long-time friend and collaborator Mike Johnson
The fourth studio album was released in 1999. The album began life as B-Sides for singles from Scraps at Midnight (two tracks from the sessions appear on the single Hotel). Liking the way the sessions were shaping up, a few more were added and the recording was entitled I'll Take Care of You
. The album features covers of songs by prominent folk
artists such as Tim Hardin
, Booker T. and the MGs
icon Buck Owens
as well as friend Jeffrey Lee Pierce
of Gun Club.
Lanegan has stated that Jeffrey Lee Pierce was one of his early musical heroes and got him interested in making music.
Also in 1999, Lanegan participated in the tribute album
for Moby Grape
co-founder, Skip Spence
, who was terminally ill.
In 2009 Lanegan sung lead vocals on 'The Last Time', an A side track on 'The Breeders' ep Fate to Fatal.
In 2001, he released his fifth studio album, Field Songs
. The album featured friend Duff McKagan
, as well as major contributions from Soundgarden
's bassist, Ben Shepherd
2003 saw him appear on Greg Dulli
's The Twilight Singers
record Blackberry Belle
, sharing lead vocal duties on the epic closing track, "Number Nine". This would be the first in many collaborations with Dulli and The Twilight Singers.
On his next solo album, Bubblegum
(2004), Lanegan was joined by a cadre of prominent artists, including P. J. Harvey
, Josh Homme
and Nick Oliveri
of Queens of the Stone Age
, Greg Dulli
of The Afghan Whigs
and Twilight Singers
, Dean Ween
, and Duff McKagan
and Izzy Stradlin
, previously of Guns N' Roses
Also appearing on Bubblegum
is Lanegan's ex-wife, Wendy Rae Fowler
now in We Fell to Earth
The favorably reviewed album is his most commercially successful to date, reaching number 39 on Billboard's
Top Independent Albums chart.
Some would assume this is due to the appearance of several prominent musical figures, although the album did receive glowing review by critics.
In 2013, the track "Strange Religion" was used in season 6 of the Showtime television series Californication
In November 2012 Lanegan self-released a Christmas album titled Dark Mark Does Christmas 2012
, including a Roky Erickson
cover "Burn the Flames". The limited six-track EP has only been available at his concerts.
Lanegan released a 5-track EP entitled No Bells on Sunday
, in the United States on July 29, 2014 followed by a European release on August 25. A music video was released on July 15 for "Sad Lover," the third track off the EP. Lanegan's next full length album, Phantom Radio
, was released on October 21, 2014. It will be produced by Alain Johannes and have a similar sound aesthetic to Blues Funeral.
Lanegan's first appearance on a Queens of the Stone Age album was on Rated R. Lanegan sang the lead vocals on "In the Fade", background vocals on "Leg of Lamb", "Autopilot" and "I Think I Lost My Headache". Rated R became a commercial success and became the first Queens of the Stone Age album to chart.
Shortly after the release of Field Songs
, Lanegan became a full-time member of Queens of the Stone Age. Lanegan appeared on the 2002 release entitled Songs for the Deaf
, once again singing lead on the tracks "Song for the Dead", "Hangin' Tree", and "God Is in the Radio". The album became the band's big breakthrough and peaked at number 17 on theBillboard 200
and was certified gold by the RIAA
He also toured in support for the album over the next two years.
Mark toured full-time as a third vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age for support of Songs for the Deaf
Joining his friend Joshua Homme
, who supported the Screaming Trees as their touring guitarist in 1996. The album received two Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy
nominations for singles "No One Knows
and "Go with the Flow
In 2005, Lanegan released his last album with Queens of the Stone Age entitled Lullabies to Paralyze
where he sang lead vocals on "This Lullaby
". The album was delayed during 2004 because of some changes to the line-up: bassist Nick Oliveri
was fired and on-off vocalist Mark Lanegan went on tour to support Bubblegum
Lanegan would later appear for the support of the album.
Lanegan left the tour for a while, citing exhaustion, but would return to finish the tour with the band.
Lanegan told Christina Fuoco of Live Daily "My relationship with these guys is one of the most satisfying that I've had". "It's great to play with, essentially, my best friends."
When he was asked about the difference between Screaming Trees
and Queens of the Stone Age he said "It's all rock 'n' roll to me. A band is a band. They're really not that radically different. It's all rock music."
Lanegan has continued to work with Queens of the Stone Age even after leaving the band. In 2007, he appeared on their album, Era Vulgaris
, contributing background vocals to the track "River in the Road".
In 2013 Lanegan appeared on their fourth album, ...Like Clockwork
, co-writing the song "Fairweather Friends" and contributing background vocals to the track "If I Had a Tail".
In April 2004, Lanegan released an EP
with former Belle & Sebastian
vocalist Isobel Campbell
, titled Time Is Just the Same
. They would later release a single entitled "Ramblin' Man
" for their collaboration album Ballad of the Broken Seas
. Campbell wrote and recorded the majority of the album's tracks in Glasgow
, with Lanegan adding vocals in Los Angeles. The record was well received by critics who likened the duo to Nick Cave
and Kylie Minogue
In addition to providing vocals, Lanegan also wrote the track "Revolver" with Campbell. The album was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Prize
Lanegan and Campbell played four UK concerts in January 2007, with the London date being moved to a larger venue as a result of high demand for tickets. When making the decision to make a follow-up to Ballad of the Broken Seas
, Campbell stated:
It was because he kinda disappeared for a year but in my heart I wanted to do another one because as soon as we'd finished Ballad of the Broken Seas I was writing new songs and I was like; "Oh God, I've got to get Mark to sing these."
After a concert with Lanegan in January 2007, Campbell asked Lanegan if he would consider making a new album, Lanegan replied: "in a heartbeat". This time Lanegan flew to Glasgow
to record the new album at the end of March for nine days to record the songs Campbell had written. After working with Lanegan Campbell stated: "It is his classic, effortless American voice that I love". Campbell also stated that "I think I was playing about with that a lot so there’s a few of what Mark would call raunchy songs and a few ballads too".
The album, Sunday at Devil Dirt
, was released on May 5, 2008 with the track "Who Built the Road" being the only single released from it.
A third collaborative album with Campbell was released on August 16, 2010 entitled Hawk
. The pair toured to promote the album, including a set at All Tomorrow's Parties
, December 10–12, 2010 (Bowlie 2) curated by Belle & Sebastian
and shows in Australia in 2011.
was released on March 4, 2008 on Sub Pop
, a label both Dulli and Lanegan have worked with before. The duo's first tour commenced on February 14, 2008 in New York City and continued in March and April throughout Europe and the United States.
The album was a big hit and Blast Magazine's Liz Raftery ended up praising the album calling it "an audial descent into the dark emotions that often lurk beneath the surface."
The album's highest position was at number 7 in Belgium. The album also peaked at number 117 on the Billboard 200
. That means that Saturnalia
is the first album since Screaming Trees
that has charted at the Billboard 200 with Mark as a permanent band member.
On September 2, 2008, The Gutter Twins released an EP called "Adorata" exclusively on iTunes. Adorata contains 8 tracks, most of them are covers, but also two Gutter Twins-songs that never made it to the album.
Lanegan along with Soulsavers.
Lanegan has appeared on three releases with The Twilight Singers (Blackberry Belle, She Loves You and A Stitch in Time). In 2006, Lanegan toured with the band in Europe and Israel, which later expanded to include the United States. In 2008, Lanegan collaborated with Tim Simenon on a track entitled "Black River" which appeared on Simenon's fourth album under his Bomb the Bass moniker, Future Chaos.
In 2007, English electronica
' album It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
featured Lanegan on 8 out of 10 album tracks.
As well as appearing as vocalist, the tracks "Revival", "Ghosts of You and Me", "Paper Money" and "Jesus of Nothing" are credited as written by Mark Lanegan and Soulsavers.
The album also features a re-working of "Kingdoms of Rain", which was initially released on Lanegan's second solo album, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost
. "Revival" and "Kingdoms of Rain" were released as singles from the album.
Soulsavers recorded the tracks in England in 2005 and 2006, with Lanegan recording the vocal parts at Conway Studios in Los Angeles.
In 2009, Soulsavers again enlisted Lanegan with him contributing vocals for several tracks on their third studio album Broken
This led to a significant run of touring in support of the album, beginning on September 6, in Portland
Following the tour of the United States, Lanegan continued to perform with them throughout their extensive run of European shows. These varied between headline gigs and slots in support of Depeche Mode
Having completed touring duties for Soulsavers, Lanegan announced a solo European tour. Shows focused specifically on his solo back catalogue, having not done so since touring finished in support of Bubblegum
Also in 2009, Lanegan followed in Josh Homme
's footsteps in collaborating with UNKLE
, the British electronic act masterminded by James Lavelle
. He contributed his vocals to "Another Night Out", the final track of the album Where Did the Night Fall
(released in May 2010). The album was UNKLE's fifth regular studio album.
On August 12, 2010, Mark Lanegan re-joined Queens of The Stone Age on stage at the Nokia Club in Los Angeles, where he sang four encore songs with the band. The concert was put together to raise funds for Eagles of Death Metal
bassist Brian O'Connor
, who was diagnosed with cancer a few months prior to the event.
In 2011, Lanegan's music was featured in a trailer and end credits for the video game Rage
and the soundtrack for the film The Hangover Part II
. Lanegan's most recent solo album, Blues Funeral
, was released in February 2012. Josh Homme
, Alain Johannes
, and Martyn LeNoble
contributed to the creation of the album.
Lanegan has been named as the lead vocalist on the forthcoming Mad Season
He had previously recorded and performed with Mad Season in 1995. The surviving members of Mad Season (Mike McCready
and Barrett Martin) asked Lanegan to penn lyrics and record vocals for unreleased instrumental songs the band had recorded for their second album which never materialized due to Layne Staley's death in 2002. Lanegan obliged and the songs were included in a deluxe Mad Season box set which included every recording the band had ever done, as well as a DVD of their concert of April 29, 1995 which also featured Lanegan.
Lanegan collaborated on a track "So Long Sin City" with Slash
who recorded music for the 2011 indie film This is not a Movie
, directed by Olallo Rubio, and starringEdward Furlong
, Peter Coyote
, Miguel Ferrer
, and more.
On April 16, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood are set to release their first studio collaboration, Black Pudding.
Lanegan collaborated with Warpaint
and Massive Attack
for a cover of the XX
's song "Crystalised
Lanegan, Warpaint, and Martina Topley-Bird
recorded the cover of "Crystalised" and released it as a single in 2013.
For Record Store Day 2013, Lanegan collaborated with Moby
to release a 7-inch record called The Lonely Night
. An accompanying video was created by Colin Rich
. Of working with Lanegan, Moby stated: “I’ve been a fan of Mark’s from his early SST records days, and I’ve always wanted to work with him. He has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. Now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together." The Lonely Night
also appears on Moby's forthcoming album Innocents
Lanegan contributed vocals on two tracks on Earth
's 2014 album Primitive and Deadly
, released on September 2nd.
If there’s a constant in Mark Lanegan
’s personal and professional life, it’s in his tendency to periodically flush out everything he knows. Booze, heroin, bands, and collaborators have all framed his existence with some kind of meaning and then been tossed out, sometimes returning, sometimes remaining dead and buried. Blues Funeral
—Lanegan’s stubbornly against-type 2012 album, where he folded in, of all things, an impulse for electronica and a dash of New Romantic swagger—had started to look like an anomaly in his canon, a bungled attempt at channeling unlikely influences that were then left to drift into the pool of past-life identities he’s accumulated. His 2013 covers record, Imitations
, drew on work by Greg Dulli
, Kurt Weill
, and John Cale
—in other words, exactly the sort of influences you’d expect the former Screaming Trees
frontman to be channeling. But here he is with another album as the Mark Lanegan Band, which in part gets back to the feel he was chasing onBlues Funeral
, albeit with a more assured hand ghosting through it.
The story behind Phantom Radio
is of someone undergoing a unique conflict with his own past. On one hand it’s clear Lanegan wants to make a break from previous working methods, writing faster, more efficiently, and embracing technology by recording on his phone. But he still has a clutch of older influences on his shoulder that he’s determined to rinse out in song, including a wide array of styles from the '80s and '90s that were completely fenced off from his world in Screaming Trees. It’s not always the most palatable way to experience Lanegan, especially when he channels the MOR-hop of Morcheeba
on “The Killing Season”, clumsily fusing it with lyrics that are straight out of his dead-eyed-drunk past (“I wear my old grey overcoat,” he growls, as the song fades to a close). Lanegan has never come across as someone who’s at ease with his past or present, so the heart of the struggle is familiar here, even if the tools aren’t. It makes sense that Kurt Cobain
was an ally in the grunge era—both often came across as being remarkably uncomfortable in their own bodies on stage.
The common feel in a handful of songs here is one of mini symphonies, condensed down into pocket-sized works that create a juxtaposition between Lanegan’s large and small inclinations. “Harvest Home” is one of the strongest works from a lyrical perspective, but its execution is an odd mixture of flat, tinny beats and swooping synthesized strings. It’s a trick Lanegan likes to repeat. “Floor of the Ocean” has a similar uplift, undercut by a moodiness reminiscent of Echo and the Bunnymen
circa “The Killing Moon”. On “Seventh Day”, there’s an airy, flute-driven ambience and a bed of electronics, none of which are elements most longstanding Lanegan fans probably ever expected him to be working with, but ones which he’s becoming increasingly at ease with judging from this album. “Waltzing in Blue” lands somewhere between the frigid melodrama of Joy Division
and Beth Gibbons
’ mournful darkness in Portishead
, with Lanegan providing the perfect male flipside to her damaged wail.
also provides plenty of moments that don’t startle, with a generous portion of it anchored in the stripped-down sinking feeling Lanegan has fitfully returned to since The Winding Sheet
in 1990. He throws out “Judgement Time” early in the record, but it’s among his best on this collection, getting back to something resembling the blackness of “Eyes of a Child”
, where the sheer coercion of his voice overwhelms from the second it’s introduced. It’s noticeable how Lanegan’s voice has become more brittle over the years, becoming less like a drunk preacher who’s going to gut you and eat you and more like someone quaking in fear of an insufferable end. On the similarly bare “I Am the Wolf” and “The Wild People” you can hear the quiver in his voice, feel the tremors in his hands. It’s not hard to conclude that this is the person Lanegan’s running from in his other material here, although one thing he is remarkably good at across his body of work is letting in disarming moments of vulnerability, where he pulls you in to spectate upon the wreck of his life. On Phantom Radio
there are just a few too many times when it's all dressed up in unnecessary complication.
Philip Selway - Weatherhouse
אלבום סולו שני לפיליפ סלווי, המתופף של רדיוהד
Weatherhouse is the second solo album by British musician Phil Selway, released on October 7, 2014. It features musicians from Phil Selway's backing band. On July 31, 2014, a music video was released for the first single off of the album, "Coming Up for Air". On September 22, 2014, a music video was released for another song on the album, "It Will End In Tears". 
פיליפ "פיל" ג'יימס סלוואי (באנגלית: Philip James Selway; נולד ב-23 במאי 1967) הוא המתופף של להקת רדיוהד הבריטית. פיל, שלעתים נקרא בבדיחות הדעת "החבר הקירח" של הלהקה, הוא המבוגר ביותר מבין אנשי ההרכב. לפני שהצטרף ללהקה עבד עבור מספר מוזיקאים וכמורה לאנגלית. הוא נשוי לקייט ואב לשלושה בנים: ליאו, ג'יימי ופטריק (להם הוקדשו האלבומים Amnesiac,Kid A, ו-Hail to the Thief בהתאמה).
בניגוד לחבריו ללהקה ת'ום יורק וג'וני גרינווד, פיל לא היה מעורב בפרויקטים רבים מלבד רדיוהד. אולם בשנים האחרונות הגביר את שיתוף הפעולה עם אמנים אחרים. זה שנים שהוא חבר מסור בארגון הצדקה הבריטי "השומרוניים", ארגון שנועד לעזור לאנשים במצוקה בעלי נטיות אובדניות. במרץ 2005 הופיע פיל עם הלהקה Dive Dive, ואף הופיע בסרט "הארי פוטר וגביע האש" כחבר בלהקת "האחיות המוזרות", יחד עם חברו לרדיוהד ג'וני גרינווד וזמר להקת פאלפ, ג'רוויס קוקר.
Philip James "Phil" Selway
(born 23 May 1967) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead
. In addition to drums, he provides backing vocals, along with occasional guitar and lead vocals, for 7 Worlds Collide
. Selway is well known for his precision and proficiency in various styles and unusual time signatures,
being named the 26th greatest drummer of all time by Gigwise
He has worked withSamaritans
Selway has released two solo albums: Familial
efore Radiohead became successful, Selway studied Literature, Life, and Thought (English and History) at Liverpool Polytechnic's CF Mott Campus near Prescot (prior to it being renamed Liverpool John Moores University
). Before that he had studied maths and worked for various touring musicians and worked as an English
teacher as well. In the very early '90s, Selway left Radiohead's early line-up (then called Shindig or On a Friday) to move to Ireland, and only returned to the band when a relationship fell apart.
His timing and varied drumming helps to give the band its sound. Whereas his technique on earlier albums such asPablo Honey
and The Bends
corresponded to the classic rock feel of the band's original style, the more experimental and atmospheric feel of their more recent work has been complemented by Selway's transition to a more solid, repetitive technique, often featuring a motorik
Apart from his regular band duties, Selway also occasionally sings backing vocals during live performances, especially notable on "There There
", "I Will
", and "Go to Sleep
Since the album Kid A
, he has also contributed drum machine
Selway has studied drums in London at Drumtech
under the tutelage of Francis Seriau
along with fellow Radiohead member Ed O'Brien
Selway has been associated with emotional support group Samaritans as a listening volunteer since 1991. He performed with the band Dive Dive in March 2005 and appeared in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as a member of the band "The Weird Sisters" along with Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood andPulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
Selway has also toured and recorded with Neil Finn
as part of the 7 Worlds Collide project. He drummed on their eponymous 2001 live album
, and provides drums, guitar and occasional lead vocals on their 2009 studio album, The Sun Came Out
, where he also penned two tracks.
He appears on two tracks – "Rest on the Rock" and "Out of Light" – on the album, Before the Ruin
, by Roddy Woomble
, Kris Drever
, and John McCusker
In 2009 Selway was featured as a guitarist on Martin Simpson's studio album True Stories
Selway released his debut solo album, Familial
, on 30 August 2010.
The album features Selway on guitar and vocals, along with Wilco members Glenn Kotche
as well as fellow 7 Worlds Collide
artists Lisa Germano
and Sebastian Steinberg
. He announced a solo tour on 4 February 2011.
The song "Falling" was featured in the episode "Happy Fucking Birthday" (episode 1 of season 5) of the TV show Nurse Jackie
Selway's second solo album, Weatherhouse
, was released on October 6, 2014.
Selway was born in Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire, England). He and his wife Cait have three children: Leo, Jamie, and Patrick (to whom Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief were dedicated, respectively).
His mother Thea died during a Radiohead tour in May 2006. The band cancelled one of their dates in Amsterdam
, so that Selway could carry out his family duties:
Just wanted to say sorry to the people who were due to come to our show in Amsterdam last night, particularly those who made wasted journeys. My mum died suddenly in the early hours of yesterday morning and so I just wanted to be at home with my family. Mum was a big Radiohead fan, and was very proud of all we've done as a band. I love and miss her very much.
The band later returned to Amsterdam in August to play the missed show. The discbox and CD release of In Rainbows
mentions a dedication to Thea Selway.
- "Coming Up for Air" 3:38
- "Around Again" 3:22
- "Let It Go" 3:12
- "Miles Away" 4:36
- "Ghosts" 3:12
- "It Will End in Tears" 3:15
- "Don't Go Now" 2:55
- "Drawn to the Light" 4:26
- "Waiting for a Sign" 4:16
- "Turning It Inside Out" 4:1
Something icy has touched Philip Selway
. An opaque current of melancholy ran through his first solo effort, 2010’s Familial
, but the almost too-precious folk melodies hung just out of the reach of darkness. On Weatherhouse
, Selway’s sophomore record, he replaces his lightly strummed acoustic guitar and delicate harmonies with reverberating bass and vocals pitch-shifted into a darker register. The overall feel is no longer sepia-toned nostalgia and twinges of missed opportunity, but deep, fresh pain.
This move into the mechanical might come as no surprise given that Selway is best known as the drummer for Radiohead
. Though he’s rarely in the spotlight, his contributions to the band shouldn’t be overlooked; his erratic time signatures and increasingly complicated drum patterns have played a significant role in defining Radiohead’s sound for decades. Familial
‘s biggest shock was simply that it offered none of the genre-bending exploration you might expect from one of contemporary rock’s most influential percussionists.
In 2009, reports that Radiohead were recording again had fans, critics, and industry wags quivering in anticipation (and fear). As speculation mounted, Selway announced that he would be releasing his first solo record. Many were surprised to find that Radiohead’s backbeat had a voice, both literally and figuratively. Thom Yorke
had put outThe Eraser
a few years prior and was gearing up his side project Atoms for Peace
, but with the exception of Jonny Greenwood
’s film-scoring work, the non-Yorke members of Radiohead had been largely silent during one of the band’s regular lulls. Fans looked to Selway’s release with tasseographic intensity, as if by sifting through the grinds, they might augur Radiohead’s future.
Under that spotlight, Selway released … a folk album. Soft-voiced and gentle, Familial
was far more attuned to the melancholia of Nick Drake than Radiohead’s progressive rock. Most critics panned the release as unoriginal, while fans seemed to listen once, shrug, and move on. Within a year, The King of Limbs
was released, further obscuring Selway’s solo effort.
Today, many of the same elements are again in play. Selway announced his follow-up some months ago, and Radiohead, who had stayed relatively quiet since King of Limbs
, re-entered the studio. Even more puzzling, while Weatherhouse
has had a release date for months, Thom Yorke just released a solo album
without warning. With his second album, Selway gets another chance to make an individual artistic statement, but fails to cast a shadow all his own.
, Selway’s touch (assisted by members of Wilco) was delicate to the point of being precious. Within the first seconds of Weatherhouse
’s opener, “Coming Up for Air”, it’s clear the game has changed. Throbbing synth and echoing bass are joined by a snicker-snack snare groove that recalls the work of Massive Attack instead of Fairport Convention. With a sigh of relief, we confirm that we’re still in the 21st century.
While the strings and gently strummed acoustic guitar of Familial
are largely absent, there remains a careful delicacy to each song. “Let it Go” begins with tambourine in an empty room. Electronics skitter, and Selway’s voice reaches out plaintively. As the song progresses, swirls of synth and piano join thumping drums, building a dark yet evocative tapestry. The follow-up “Miles Away” also opens sparsely, letting the careful rhythmic patterns and Selway’s isolated vocals build mood before transitioning into a subdued lounge-jazz swing.
This obvious care keeps the album dense and rewards close listening. Unfortunately, that weight starts to feel like a burden on songs like “It Will End in Tears”. Here, Selway rushes into a swinging verse with a sweet melody that lacks the urban grit of earlier tracks. The track builds toward a crescendo, inviting strings back into the mix, but then it all starts to get saccharine. Fellow UK band Elbow play such emotional registers perfectly; in Selway’s hands, the sentiment feels trite. Selway sings with heart, his voice high and clear in the mix, but he wears emotion so nakedly on his sleeve that it’s almost distracting. His songs lack anything resembling emotional complexity. Just guess what “It Will End in Tears” is about.
While there are certainly criticisms to be made of Yorke’s lyrics and delivery, his inscrutability allows more room for personal interpretation. With Selway, the curtain has been removed entirely and the pressure on the lyrics to support themselves is two-fold. On “Drawn to the Light”, Selway refers to “pulling back the curtain” and “the wicked games we play,” a veritable parade of gag-worthy cliches. Yorke’s lyrics might mostly be gibberish, but at least we haven’t heard them a hundred times in other songs.
As an experiment in contemporary songwriting,Weatherhouse
is a smart step forward for Selway. He has moved beyond whatever retro-folk phase he was entrenched in while composing Familial
. But anyone looking for a sign of Radiohead’s new direction or another dominant songwriting force in the band will be disappointed. The album is an interesting but probably forgettable footnote in the history of one of the most influential bands of the 21st century.
Elliphant - "One More feat. MØ?"
הראפרית השבדית אליפנט מארחת את הזמרת הכי היפסטרית בדנמרק MØ, בשיר הלקוח מתוך ה- EP של אליפנט, הנושא את שם הקטע.
Following the release of sickly music video of her latest single “Only Getting Younger” featuring Skrillex
, Swedish rapper and singer Elliphant
doesn’t rest for a moment and has ready a brand new single called “One More
The song is confirmed as first cut taken from her upcoming third EP, still untitled, scheduled to be released on October 14, 2014
” was produced by Joel Little. and it has the guest vocals of Danish recording artist MØ
The music video, directed by Tim Erem, was premiered on VEVO on September 23rd. Elliphant and MØ enjoy a night on the town doing what they do: Smoking, drinking, getting undressed and making out.
- One More (feat. MØ)
- Purple Light (feat. Doja Cat)
- Never Been In Love
- Save the Grey
- You’re Gone
, known by her stage name Elliphant
(born October 8
in Stockholm, Sweden
) is a Swedish
singer and rapper. Elliphant's sound was initially created together with the Swedish producer-duo ‘Jungle’, which consists of Tim Deneve & Ted Krotkiewski.
The music they created together caught the attention of TEN Music Group
and Elliphant signed to TEN in 2011.
Elliphant was born in Stockholm, Sweden
During a trip to Paris
she met Tim Deneve (member of the Swedish producer-duo ‘Jungle’).
career began with the release of her debut single "Tekkno Scene" in 2012. The track, which featured Adam Kanyama, was positively received and was featured in the soccer video game, FIFA 13
Comparisons were drawn between Elliphant's song and a M.I.A.
Following the release of her first single, Elliphant released the track Down on Life
, with the Official Music Video . The music video went onto secure over 1 million views on the channel. The success of the song was recognised by many, with Katy Perry tweeting that it was "one of the most bad ass music videos I've seen in a long time".
Pitchfork said the song showed off "a faint smidge of softness", when compared to her first two singles, Tekkno Scene
and Ciant Hear it
During the same article, it was announced that she would be releasing her first EP, which would be self-titled. [11
In January 2013, she released her first (self-titled) EP
. It had four songs and a remix, including the tracks "Ciant Hear It" and Down on Life
The remaining tracks were two new songs, "Make it Juicy" and "In the Jungle", and the fifth track was a remix of "In the Jungle".
On 9 October 2013, she released her debut album in her native Sweden, titled A Good Idea. The album featured a number of artists and producers, including Niki & the Dove. It also included the hit "Down on Life". Also included on the album is "More Fire", a collaboration with fellow Swedish artist Niki & The Dove.