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Badly Drawn Boy

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Badly Drawn Boy: Portrait of an Artist in the Making

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, The Independent, 22 October 1998

Badly Drawn Boy is challenging pop's establishment. He's that hard, is Damon. ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Drawn power

Interview by Max Bell, The Evening Standard, 31 March 1999

The new Beck, huh? MAX BELL meets Badly Drawn Boy, whose Idiosyncratic, low-fi sound provokes the strangest comparisons... ...

Badly Drawn Boy: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 6 November 1999

SHAMBOLICALLY DRESSED and scowling at his keyboard as if he hates its electronic guts, Damon Gough is supposedly a man with much to prove tonight. ...

Badly Drawn Boy

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, May 2000

THERE WAS ONE gig that really caught the attention of the swarming hordes of A&R men at 1998's In The City convention in Manchester. The ...

Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 2000

Could Damon Gough's long-awaited debut be the indie Pet Sounds? ...

Badly Drawn Boy: This Charming Man

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Select, July 2000

Floral tributes please for Badly Drawn Boy: incurable romantic, nicotine addict and, quite probably, the best songwriter in the world... ...

Badly Drawn Boy

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, September 2000

IN AN ANNOYINGINGLY loud Oxford Street pub, Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, is struggling to make his voice heard above the raucously assertive blare ...

Badly Drawn Boy

Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, CMJ New Music Monthly, October 2000

YOU'RE LISTENING to The Hour Of Bewilderbeast, the acerbic, eclectic and often quite magical debut album by English eccentric Damon "Badly Drawn Boy" Gough. ...

The Hour Of The Nouvel Troubadour

Review by Art Sperl, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of BewilderbeastMagnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs ...

The Best of 2000

Guide by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 18 December 2000

FOR A MUSIC whore like myself, even a good album can be a little like a one-night stand. There's that lovely moment of courting, checking ...

Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (XL/Twisted Nerve)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Spin, Summer 2000

ENGLAND’S SEARCH for post-Britpop heroes goes on. Following the Oasis implosion, everyone’s looking to the bedsit mavericks to save the day: Summer 2000 saw indie ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Irving Plaza, NYC

Book Excerpt by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 1 May 2001

YOU COULD CALL Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, the British indie equivalent of the Little Engine That Could. ...

Various Artists: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Twisted Nerve But Were Afraid to Ask

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 5 November 2001

EVEN THOUGH he won the UK's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy, isn't much for hubris. In fact, he seems to ...

Badly Drawn Boy: About A Boy (XL) ***

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

LIGHTWEIGHT BRITFLICK score finds Mercury winner treading water. ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Amoeba Records, Hollywood

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2002

WITH HIS WOOL skull cap, scraggly beard and black T-shirt bedecked with glitter graffiti, English singer-songwriter Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, could have been ...

The rough guide to genius: Badly Drawn Boy: Have You Fed The Fish? (XL) *****

Review and Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, November 2002

Follow-up proper to the 2000 Mercury Prize-winning album is a masterpiece of disjointed eclecticism ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Have You Fed the Fish?

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 1 November 2002

BOTH OF Badly Drawn Boy's full-length albums begin the same way. There's the rush of esotericism right away, the musical equivalent to gibberish, which lasts ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 14 December 2002

ON HIS arrival in 1997, Badly Drawn Boy was feted as a Beck-style musical polymath, but was then embraced as a traditional singer-songwriter. Lately though, ...

Badly Drawn Boy: Born in the UK (EMI)

Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 6 October 2006

JAMES BLUNT may have recently been voted Britain's fourth-biggest irritant, but he's found an unlikely ally in Damon Gough, the man who trades as Badly ...

Rock Stars Storm the Movie Soundtrack World

Overview by Graeme Thomson, The Guardian, 19 November 2009

From Goldfrapp to Badly Drawn Boy, from Karen O to Nick Cave, more and more big names are lining up to write music for films. ...


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