Chew Lips looked like they could be on their way to stardom at one point, but sadly it wasn’t to be. One critically acclaimed album and a few singles are all we have, which is a great loss for all of us.
Scot composer and musician Anna Meredith combines electronica with classical instruments to produce music that has connections to past yet which still sounds fresh and modern.
As the début single from Icelandic band Sugarcubes (originally Sykurmolarnir in their native language), this was the first chance most of us got to hear the inestimable talent of Björk Guðmundsdóttir.
Obviously it was released in English too, but the original Icelandic version just sounds perfect to me.
When I first heard this track, I was massively excited about this new talent, and Björk remains one of the most interesting artists performing today.
The opening track of the début album, and literally within 5 seconds it presents a hook so strong, I’m smitten for life with this song.
The “hook” is just a gap. Yet, to me, this is simply the greatest intro of all.