Artist of the Week: Beth Orton

Beth Orton

Artist of the Week: Beth Orton

She first got the public attention with her collaborations with The Chemical Brothers and William Orbit with whom she recorded Superpinkymandy. When she released her proper solo debut album, Trailer Park, she already had the eyes (and ears) of the audience set on her. With this first effort, she received two Britt nominations and won a Mercury prize in 1997. The follow up, “Central Reservation”, consolidated Beth as one of the most talented female singer-songwriters out there. This second critically acclaimed release featured collaborations from artists like Ben Harper and legendary guitarist Terry Callier, which showed Beth was not only recognized by the fans but also by the music community. After these two great albums she released “Daybreaker”, with appearances from The Chemical Brothers, Ryan Adams and Four Tet , among others, and “Comfort of Stranger” produced by Jim O’Rourke. She also managed to get some time to collaborate with Beck on Midnite Vultures and Sam Amidon, her husband, on I See the Sign. This week, and after 6 years of waiting, Beth Orton releases her new album “Sugaring Season”.

 

João Afonso

Founder and CEO of Musikki. Co-owned wahWah, an independent record store. Music addict. Used to spend every dime he had on records until he had to start spending most of it on dippers. Favourite artists: The Black Keys, David Bowie, Funkadelic, Feist, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver, James Blake, Bob Dylan, The Kills, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Broken Social Scene, Efterklang, The National, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo, Midlake, Fanfarlo, Sigur Ros, Liars, Sonic Youth, Lambchop, Joan As Police Woman, Kings of Convenience, Beirut, Twin Shadow, Wooden Shjips, Lisa Hannigan, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Arcade Fire, Antony and The Johnsons, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, Nick Cave and the list goes on and on…