Songs to the Siren

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Karen

Chew Lips

25th January 2010 (LP), 28th March 2010 (Single)

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Chew Lips looked like they could be on their way to stardom at one point, but sadly it wasnโ€™t to be. One critically acclaimed album and a few singles are all we have, which is a great loss for all of us.

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Paper Thin

She Makes War (feat. Tanya Donelly)

8th April 2016 (LP)

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This track comes from 2016, the wonderful year where my annual โ€œbest-ofโ€ mix tape was one of the greatest I can remember. Paper Thin is by Laura Kidd, who was then using the She Makes War project name, and features Tanya Donelly on BVs.

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Glory Box

Portishead

22nd August 1994 (LP), 3rd January 1995 (single)

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The Bristol Sound, aka Trip Hop, was the dominant sound of this era for me. Grunge was still hanging in there, but this really was something new, and Portishead were at the forefront of it. This song is built on an Isaac Hayes sample that became quite ubiquitous, and is still making an impact on popular music today.

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