Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 11

There are one-hit wonders, and then there are artists like Cerys Matthews. She was the lead singer in 90's band Catatonia, which almost made the jump across the pond with songs like "Mulder and Scully" and "Road Rage". But while they made their mark in the UK over the course of three albums, they never charted in the US. The band broke up in 2001, and Cerys went through her alt-country phase, moving to Nashville for a few years. But she's back in the UK now, and returning to the style and sound that was all her own.
Here's some vintage Catatonia, from their third album. Matter of fact, it's a catchy song whose only crime is it sounds too much like its older brothers and sisters. Here's a visit to "Londonium":

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