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side of the day: Martina Topley-Bird September 24, 2007

Filed under: music,side of the day — damonjay @ 7:00 am


You may know Martina Topley-Bird from her work as a featured vocalist on several Tricky albums during the ’90s, when trip-hop was all the rage. She struck out on her own in 2003 with her Mercury Award nominated album Quixotic, and is following that up with a new release in early ’08. For the most part trip-hop is left behind in todays track, Shangri La, but you can hear it’s echos in the groove and torchy acoustic/electro instrumentation. These new tracks have a great deal of soul and style, and I would wager, Martina will make a splash when she hits the US live scene in support.

Martina Topley-Bird, Carnies

Martina Topley-Bird, Shangri La

download: Carnies
download: Shangri La

Martina’s myspace and website (under construction).

Fresh Sides has been reformed and re-hosted. You can find new content at Glass and Sand on a City Street,

Have a nice day.


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