Isobel Campbell


I’m currently trying to put together to the mother of all best of scottish playlists on the iPod. The condition is that each band only gets one song, though related acts can qualify (for example, Edwyn Collins is on there as a member of Orange Juice, solo, and collaborating with Paul Quinn). There are currently 280 acts on there (including Rod Stewart, not including Sandi thom, Runrig or Danananackroyd, for aesthetic reasons).

Belle and Sebastian made the list early, of course. Isobel Campbell makes the cut as member of Gentle Waves, her early side project and as a solo artist.

Gentle Waves -‘Falling From Grace.’ mp3

Isobel Campbell -‘Time Is Just the Same.’ mp3 (featuring Eugene Kelly of Vaselines/Eugenius fame).

Though not eligible for the best of scottish playlist, she has also made two phenomenal albums with Mark Lanegan (of Screaming Trees fame) Ballad Of The Broken Seas and Sunday at Devil Dirt.

…oh, go on then!

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan -‘Deus Ibi Est.’ mp3