was frontman of Absentee and now leads his outfit the Coastguards. Michaelson's baritone possesses the grain and dirt of life and his spellbinding, genuinely heartbreaking songs have been compared to those of Bill Callahan and even Leonard Cohen.
«Sudden Fiction» was released in December 2011 on Editions Recordings.
My first attempt at falling in love at school ended badly with me listening to a lot of Dire Straits.
I've always liked «Paperback Writer». I used to listen to it on an old record player not realising that one speaker didnt work. So I got to enjoy it with loads of new parts once I fixed the speaker. I'd probably listened to it 100 times before that point. I assumed it was one of their experimental songs.
At the Union Chapel in London was pretty special. He just played songs from «Sea Change». Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Victoria was good too.. but different.
The next christmas single by an xfactor winner.
Right now my quest for «Cowboy in Sweden» is proving very difficult.
I felt too confused to listen to music.
«Pass The Dutchie» left quite an impression. My mum bought me three 7 inches when I was more interested in the shapes of the records than the music on them. The other two were «Mirror Man» by Human League and «The Theme Tune from Rocky» by Bill Conti.
Waiting for next summers release schedule to answer that one.
Apparently «Jet» by Wings is a guilty pleasure. I had no idea this was the case until last week.
Anything from Bob Dylans «Blood on the Tracks»... the best divorce album ever.
«Walking On Broken Glass». No, that's a bit sad. «Bicycle Race» by Queen. I never use busses or trains in London so that fits nicely.
I have no idea, thats really not my style (see «Something Awful/Dancing» from my new record). But pushed, a bit of the Four Tops might convince me to break out some moves.
On tape cassette. Now considered cool but at the time only my parents though it was an OK choice.
You'd have to ask them. But I think anything by Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards would be a safe bet. If not one of those then I believe «I Want To Break Free» by Queen works.
Possibly the sweetest man that ever walked the earth.
Whatever my girlfriend chooses, theres no sense in getting off to a bad start.