was the name of Marlon Brando’s ex-wife and more current the one adopted by the project by Sian Webley and James Youngjohn. Together they make dreamy, melancholic pop music with heavy nostalgic overtunes. On their new album they reflect the tragic life of the «real» Anna Kashfi.
«Survival» was released in January 2010.
S: It was always on the radio.
J: Dirty Three, their «Ocean Songs» album from start to finish at the Barbican.
S: The Cramps, when I was too young to be going to gigs.
J: «Hallelujah», as sung by anyone at an open mic night.
S: Sad songs don’t make me depressed, only terrible ones.
S: Still looking for it on original vinyl.
S: Or the first Cherry Ghost album.
J: «Karma Chameleon» springs to mind, or a John Denver tape my mum had.
S: Although my mum remembers me singing «She Loves You» by the Beatles as a toddler.
S: «Is That All There Is», then as the coffin dissappears, «Let’s Do It» by Victoria Wood.
S: All my summers have been good! «Love My Way» by The Pyschedelic Furs evokes happy memories from the early 90’s.
J: 1995, getting sunburnt drinking 10 year out-of-date lager at Phoenix festival.
J: I have a habit of sneakily listening to the first Suede album on the car stereo.
J: The only song that captures the gut wrenching bitterness and grief of true heartbreak. I find it a hard listen at the best of times.
S: Anything by The Bees.
J: Er, Kylie. I don't remember what it was called. The first one after «Neighbours» I guess. I'd like to stress that I'm quite a lot younger than Sian.
S: Anything about drinking. All in the past now!
S: «Menace To Society». I loved the song «You’ve Been Played» by Smooth. But my favourite muiscal soundtrack is «Kiss Me Kate» by Cole Porter.
S: A standard. Written by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh. I remember when I was a little shocked to see a woman’s name on a song title, and was terribly exited to think i could have a go.
J: Although, like Michael Jackson, I'd have settled for the publishing rights.