On my radar: Ben Watt's cultural highlights

12 July 2014 11:04
The Everything But the Girl star on Joanna Hogg's existential movie, Denis Johnson's Train Dreams and the highs and lows of lower league footballLondon-born musician Ben Watt has worked as a DJ, record producer and radio presenter, but is best known as one half of alt-pop duo Everything But the Girl. His first solo album, North Marine Drive, reached No 1 in the UK indie chart in 1983. Teaming up with partner Tracey Thorn, Watt went on to record nine studio albums as Everything But the Girl, with one platinum and six gold discs in the UK. As a DJ, Watt helped to establish several London club nights and, in 2003, launched his own record label, Buzzin' Fly, followed by a sister label, Strange Feeling, in 2007. Watt regularly hosts Radio 6 Music's 6Mix programme and has also written two books: the autobiographical Patient (detailing Watt's battle with Churg-Strauss syndrome) and Romany and Tom, a memoir about his bohemian parents. In April he released his second solo album, Hendra, a collaboration with Suede's Bernard Butler and featuring Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. His new single, Forget, is released tomorrow. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian