Bear Music #111

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

Zero 7 are a musical duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker – neither of whom sing full-time. They began as studio engineers working with artists are diverse as Pet Shop Boys and Robert Plant not to mention Emma Bunton and Radiohead. Then in 1997 they formed the group Zero 7. Their debut album, Simple Things, was released in 2001. The album became a gold record and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and won the “Best Newcomer” Muzik Award. Live appearances after the album’s release consisted of Binns and Hardaker, vocalists and other musicians, with as many as 20 performers on stage at once.

Subsequent albums include When It Falls (2004), The Garden (2006) and Yeah Ghost (2009) – all either instrumental tracks or featuring collaborating vocalists.

For a while in the early noughties, Zero 7 had some of the best vocalists on the planet. The first time I saw them was at Glastonbury in 2004 and they brought a procession of singers on stage to join them. Sia Furler, Sophie Barker, Tina Dico and Mozez – today that would be a Supergroup but back then they were relatively unknown apart from their work with Zero 7.

The sad thing is, other than a retrospective compilation and a couple of EPs, they have not released anything since Yeah Ghost in 2009. However, this is Zero 7 at their peak featuring Tina Dico singing Home…

Zero 7 – Home ft. Tina Dico

Zero 7 – Home ft. Tina Dico

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33 Comments on “Bear Music #111”

  1. Tarzan visited last night. Not seen him for a while. I’m thinking he must have taken a vacation. He was on top form his Aaaaaahhhh’s were in tune for once.

  2. Love Tina Dico’s voice on this song. She is so gifted. Like you said “For a while in the early noughties, Zero 7 had some of the best vocalists on the planet.”

  3. This afternoon it’s off for a walk by the seaside. I’ve never understood why I love the sea so much considering I get queasy on boats, swim appallingly & through various exploits in my younger days (which I won’t go into) have had sand go in the most unwanted of areas.

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