recorded his entire debut album in the garage of his father. The young multi-intrumentalist from London knows the whole repertoire of catchy pop music which probably took him over six years to release his sophomore set.
«Leisure Seizure» was released in 2011 on Island.
This song would make you want to try to stay up for another 24 hours. «I got the will to make myself sleepless».
This is a warm song.
Probably just because the video had a slow motion beach ball game.
I think it would just feel right.
This is the best song to dance to. End of story.
I don't cook much but I have to concentrate so much when I'm doing it. So something that focuses the mind and adds to the importance of the event like «Gogol», from his beautiful Solo Piano record.
Just because this song has a lyric about appreciation of the female form – which I think is great. It always puts me in such a good mood and that's how I think I'd like to come across on an important date.
I love the «walk into the jaws of hell» lyric. It makes you actually hope you will one day.
If your speakers can cope with it. This song has the most pure low bass I’ve ever heard which is quite nauseating yet euphoric at high levels.
This is film noir in a song, so atmospheric.
This song just washes over me and everything is OK. It is stunning. The vocal delivery is like a lullaby from a parent.
Then it would feel like I was in a classy Adidas commercial.
This is the best pop song ever written in my opinion. I feel like I’m having sex when I listen to it.
I don't know why, but this song is amazing.
Just to stop me screaming and relax and experience the view. This song has a sinisterness to it which would be the possibilty of smashing into the ground.
I love the ironic but playful sentiment of this song.
It’s just on the radio and it’s actually a really good song, and the production is astonishing.
I think this is good getaway car music.
This song is so scary to listen to anyway. So if I was in a spooky hotel too I'd probably pass out.
Cable are one of my all time favourite bands. They had absolutely no pretension to their music and it always seemed like it was reactionary to the normality of life. The tube reminds me of having a 9 to 5 job. So it always seemed like you could listen to Cable and somehow it was romantic to be in the rat race.
This song is a masterpiece, as rewarding to listen to as watching an entire film.
This is a song to get one’s blood flowing, you feel exhausted after listening to it. So it’s a morning workout.
This will make you work really fast and with a smile.
I don't have a garden because I live in central London. But I guess I'd listen to «Mushaboom». Just seems like a good outdoors song.
Italo Calvino: «Cosmicomics» / Chris Van Allsburg: «The Wreck of the Zephyr» (children’s book) / well, I didn't read many books in between these two.
London / London / London / London / London
musical instruments / cars / buildings / telephones / time
drums (Sonor Hilite, White) / piano (any) / bass (Fender P-Bass Lyte, black sparkle) / guitar (PVK, black) / keyboard (Casio)
mastering the album, Camden, London 2004 / watching Soul Coughing at the Blue Note in London 1998 / watching Cable at Dingwalls, London 1999 / passing my driving test, December 1998 / fireworks at Tower Bridge 2003
American Beauty / Solaris (the remake) / Edward Scissorhands / Go / Zoolander
music collection / car / leather jacket / drum kit / godin semi-acoustic hollow-body guitar
being polite/ being interested / being nice / trying to be funny / being generous
buildings / everything you could ever want / the River Thames / London Britishness / opportunity