Lyrics Born – I Changed My Mind
Sid’s a geeky, middle class teenager so it’s only natural that he’d be into indie hip-hop. Lyrics Born follows in that whole indie hip-hop tradition where turntablism is deemed an art-form, crate-digging is an actual verb and people run scared of the developments in hip-hop since Wu-Tang's first album. I feel it really grates after a while. However if you’re into checking out some more stuff, Cage is my favourite; he was dissed on the first Eminem album and everything.
Sigur Ros – Takk
A word from Skins Editor Dan ‘The Butcher’ Gethic: "I really wanted Sigur Ros in both Episodes 3 and 4. Although Sigur Ros is a fairly well established band now, I feel that there was no other band of choice for the moments used."
The Butcher loves Sigur Ros more than anything in the world. If it were up to him Skins would be entirely soundtracked by Sigur Ros. Usually we are able to convince him otherwise, but here, finally, is an episode where it works. (Note: Dan claims he also likes reggae and acid house so what I wrote may not be entirely true).
Fat Segal – 85069896
Everyone’s favourite, Fat Segal, shows his versatility with an ambient composition recalling bands such as Stars of the Lid. We use this a lot throughout the episode. It’s pretty amazing what our Fat Segal is capable of. Who knows, he may write an indie pop song for us next...
The Hats – Skillers
The Hats are getting quite big on the Bristol music scene. So big in fact that they scored a support slot for the fantastic Crystal Castles.
Crystal Castles – Alice Practice
Crystal Castles are one of the best live bands around at the moment so it's absolutely amazing to have them in the show. Their remix of The Klaxons’ ‘Atlantis to Interzone’ is brilliant live and this (their first single) is the stand out track on their debut album. Check out the single on Trouble Records.
Sigur Ros – Untitled
Yet again, The Butcher was able to use his favourite band. This is from before they signed to a major label and got really predictable.
Ryan Adams – Come Pick Me Up
After the emotional turmoil of this rather amazing episode, Sid refuses to let himself wallow so he goes to get Cassie back to the sound of Adams’ upbeat, alt-country offering.