Gareth From Los Campesinos! – My Music

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Right now I’m loving…
Slow Club – ‘Yeah So’ (album track ‘When I Go’ below)
“I’ve been listening to this record over and over. I listened to it loads when I got it last year and then I gave it a rest for a bit but then I came back to it recently.”

My first record…
The Lightning Seeds – ‘Like You Do… The Best Of The Lightning Seeds’ (single ‘Life Of Riley’ below)
“This is a cracking best of. The Lightning Seeds were awesome pop song writers and there’s plenty of hits on this album.”

A record by a hero…
The Beautiful South – ‘Welcome To The Beautiful South’ (single ‘Song For Whoever’ below)
“If it wasn’t for Morrissey, Paul Heaton would have been the most vital and talented lyricist the UK has ever produced.”

Before I die, I’d play…
Kenickie – ‘At The Club’ (album song ‘PVC live’ below)
“If I wanted to go out on a high this would be the record I’d play. When any teenagers form a band they should be given a copy of this album because Kenickie didn’t try to look cool or pose or posture.”

My karaoke song…
Barry Manilow – ‘Copacabana’
“I sang this at the end of our UK tour with The Cribs in Edinburgh last year.”

To make me dance…
Kelis featuring Andre 3000 – ‘Millionaire’
“If I was DJing in a club this is a track I’d definitely play because it’s a really sophisticated, slick pop song.”

A tearjerker…
The Microphones – ‘The Glow Pt 2’
“This is a masterpiece. Phil Elvrum just wrote these amazing songs stooped within nature and it’s all about the soul and the body being at one with the universe and your place within it.”