This Music Made Me
The Soft Cavalry

This Music Made Me: The Soft Cavalry – Rachel Goswell and Steve Clarke’s most influential music

by musicOMH

The Soft Cavalry‘s eponymous debut album is out this summer. A work of intense cinematic drama, the album speaks of midlife crisis, fear, hope and an ache for resolution. But the duo have been around…



This Music Made Me: Ladytron

by musicOMH

Beginning in 2001 with their debut 604 and continuing through 2002’s Light & Magic, 2005’s Witching Hour, and 2008’s Velocifero to 2011’s Gravity The Seducer, Ladytron established themselves with a keen pop sensibility, an arch...

This Music Made Me: Tom Rogerson

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In December 2017, Tom Rogerson released his debut ‘solo’ album Finding Shore, a collaboration with legendary musician and producer Brian Eno. Released through Dead Oceans, home of Slowdive and Shame, the album was born from a simple construct, sometime Three Trapped Tigers member...

This Music Made Me: Xylouris White

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Xylouris White is a thrilling meeting of minds in musical exploration and collaboration, established in 2013 by Cretan singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White, best known for his work with...

This Music Made Me: A Grave With No Name

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A Grave With No Name‘s sixth album Passover is described by its author Alexander Shields as a set of “interlocking short-stories”, written during a stay in his family home in the wake of his grandmother’s...

This Music Made Me: Lost Horizons

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Lost Horizons is the brainchild of Bella Union label boss and sometime Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde and instrumental quartet Dif Juz‘s drummer Richie Thomas. With Raymonde on piano and Thomas on drums, this was...

This Music Made Me: Högni

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Over the last decade, Högni Egilsson has toured the globe with both Gus Gus and Hjaltalín, becoming a household name in his native Iceland along the way. Now comes his debut solo album under his...

This Music Made Me: Nick Nicely

by musicOMH

With new album Sleep Safari an homage to unconsciousness, lyrically exploring sleep’s mysteries through a surrealist eye, the Hilly Fields songsmith recalls the albums that influenced him most

This Music Made Me: Ralegh Long

by musicOMH

Impeccably timed, Ralegh Long‘s Upwards Of Summer arrived last week, just in time for the current dip in temperature and wearisome retrieval of outerwear from the depths of our cupboards. Luckily, Long has sunshine to...

This Music Made Me: Saint Etienne

by musicOMH

In the five years since 2012’s Words And Music, where they deconstructed the experience of being a pop fan through the medium of brilliant, sparkling pop, the three members of Saint Etienne have been taking some...

This Music Made Me: The Hidden Cameras

by musicOMH

The Hidden Cameras‘ recent album Home On Native Land, written over the course of a decade, found lynchpin Joel Gibb joining forces with a star-studded collection of collaborators including Neil Tennant, Feist, Rufus Wainwright, Mary...

This Music Made Me: Ásgeir

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Three years ago, Icelander Ásgeir,’s album Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the fastest selling debut in his homeland ever, edging out the first offerings by Sigur Rós and Björk amongst his countrymen’s CD collections and winning...

This Music Made Me: Blanck Mass

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As half of Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power provided material for the soundtrack to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. His solo work as Blanck Mass is this spring expanding to three albums –...

This Music Made Me: Austra

by musicOMH

Katie Stelmanis’s third album as Austra, Future Politics, is arguably her most fully realised yet. Full of pop anthems carried by their creator’s striking, powerful yet fragile vocals, it marries hope for the future with...

This Music Made Me: Erasure’s Vince Clarke

by Ben Hogwood

Christmas has come early for Erasure fans, in the form of the 13-disc box set From Moscow To Mars, an anthology of the band’s work jointly curated by band members Andy Bell and Vince Clarke...

This Music Made Me: Vitalic

by musicOMH

Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, known to clubbers across the world as Vitalic, releases his fourth album Voyager in the new year. The man whose ‘disco-poilue’ arguably signposted the way for Daft Punk, Justice and Etienne de Crecy,...

This Music Made Me: Douglas Dare

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  Douglas Dare‘s second album Aforger, the follow-up to Whelm, questions the boundaries between reality and fiction. Inspired by recent events and revelations encountered in his life, these songs depict Dare at his most vulnerable,...

This Music Made Me: Empire Of The Sun

by musicOMH

Empire Of The Sun, the now 10-year-old, self-styled “post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure” comprised of The Sleepy Jackson‘s Luke Steele and Pnau‘s Nick Littlemore, release their third album Two Vines this month. This time round the Australian...

This Music Made Me: Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis

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Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis met in Africa. Joan Wasser was in Ethiopia at the invitation of Damon Albarn‘s Africa Express, while Lazar Davis was studying traditional African rhythms. They bonded over...

This Music Made Me: C Duncan

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C Duncan‘s debut album Architect was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize, and his music was featured in Waterloo Road. But the Glasgow-born composer has hardly rested on his laurels since. Just over a...

This Music Made Me: Grumbling Fur

by musicOMH

  Psychedelic pop duo Grumbling Fur are Ulver member and one-third of Æthenor (with Sunn O)))‘s Stephen O’Malley) Daniel O’Sullivan, and comic book artist and solo songwriter Alexander Tucker. Since 2011 they’ve been making music together,...