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Music Tracks

Record companies 679 Recordings, Domino Records, Ninja Tune and Warp Records all provided tracks from their most promising new artists to act as inspiration for your films.

'Bad is as Bad Does' - The Earlies [679 Recordings] Listen | Read the lyrics

The Earlies The Earlies are a band that defies easy definition. But it hasn’t stopped people trying. The group, who came to prominence in 2004 with the release of 'These Were The Earlies', have sent journalists the length and breadth of the English language in search of a description that captures their unique sound. Their second album, 'The Enemy Chorus' was released in January 2007 and has been described by the band as heavier and harder than the last record.

'Breathe' - Cinematic Orchestra [Ninja] Listen | Read the lyrics

Cinematic Orchestra The aptly-named Cinematic Orchestra (TCO) were formed by J. Swinscoe back in 1999. For his first album 'Motion' Swinscoe rallied a group of adventurous jazz players and delivered a debut that was voted album of the year by listeners to Gilles Peterson’s Radio 1 show. 'Breathe' is the first single from this latest album, a contemporary requiem or spiritual featuring Fontella Bass, the singer behind the huge 60s hit (and Vietnam soldier's anthem) 'Rescue Me'.

'Dry Lips' - Lightspeed Champion [Domino] Listen | Read the lyrics

Lightspeed Champion

Lightspeed Champion is the new musical project of Dev. Previously known for blowing minds & ear-drums in the seminal Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion sees him move into unexpected territories. Recording in Omaha with the famed Saddle Creek family Dev drew upon the music he holds dear (Serge Gainsbourg, Kelly Clarkson, Elvis Costello, Fall Out Boy, Bright Eyes) to fashion a sound which has been called Fleetwood Mac meets country folk meets prog.

'Farewell Farewell' - Gravenhurst [WARP] Listen | Read the lyrics


Gravenhurst began in 1999 after Nick Talbot, principal songwriting force and multi instrumentalist, re-located to Bristol because of his love of the then thriving alternative music scene led by the likes of Flying Saucer Attack and Third Eye Foundation. September 2007 will see the release of a new album, The Western Lands, from which 'Farewell Farewell' is an exclusive preview. Gravenhurst have played countless UK and European festivals, toured with Maximo Park and are currently touring with Explosions In The Sky.

'Slippin' - Wiley [Ninja / Big Dada] Listen | Read the lyrics

Wiley Wiley is a founding father of grime, a scene whose mainstream acceptance is barely five years old. His first album, 'Treddin' On Thin Ice' was released by XL. After leaving the label, he continued to inspire the grime world with his 'Tunnel Vision' mixtapes. In 2006 he self-released '2nd Phaze' which sold astounding figures without any proper distribution. 'Slippin' is just one of its tracks in which Wiley tells stories of his life and his background, and bigs up the spiritual home of grime, Bow E3.

'The Lang Toun' - James Yorkston [Domino] Listen | Read the lyrics
James Yorkston

Over three albums of flinty grace: 'Moving Up Country' (2002), 'Just Beyond The River' (2004), & 'The Year Of The Leopard' (2006) Yorkston has established a canon as singular and intimate as any current songwriter. The track 'The Lang Toun' is off the 'Roaring The Gospel' album - a collection that complements the diffuse and tender tone of the studio albums with a slightly more open and ramshackle feel.

'Twin Tub Twin' - King Creosote [679 Recordings] Listen | Read the lyrics

King Creosote

King Creosote is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album due for release later this year. King Creosote aka the Fife-based singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson – has been working on the record with producer Jon Hopkins. KC's last release was the critically acclaimed 'KC Rules OK', his third widely available album after the Fence/Domino releases 'Kenny and Beth's Musakal Boatrides' and 'Rocket D.I.Y.'.



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