Playlist - Saint Saviour's "tracks for running round crumbling Eastern European towns" feat New Order, Radiohead, Underworld and more
Having just released her debut album Union some have questioned what Saint Saviour is the patron saint of. Well it seems from this Playlist the former Groove Armadaand RGBs vocalist, Becky Jones is the person marathon runners in crumbling cities should pray to. "I chose the theme because I do a lot of running and I'm a big history/architecture enthusiast so my absolute favourite thing to do when on tour is get up early and go running round to explore," she explains. "Some of my best runs have been in the old towns of Dubrovnik, Prague, Slovenia, Warsaw, Moscow, The Balkans, because you can still sense the complicated nature of their recent history whilst marvelling at the speed and sometimes brashness of their economic development. The turbo-folk scene also really interests me but I can't bring myself to actually listen to the music so these will have to suffice."
Underworld - Crocodile
"This one is just mesmeric and the vocal puts me in mind of Gregorian singing which is good for exploring ruins.
Fever Ray - Seven
"The remixes makes me run about 10 mph faster. I just love it, the dark, stark Fever Ray over unabashed Boney M style disco toe-tapper is pure perfection to my ears. I actually laugh out loud to myself when I'm running to this which doesn't go down well really especially in Moscow."
Royksopp - What Else is There? (Trentemoller remix)
"The space in this is beautiful, the breakdown section with the bass/guitar just drives me wonderfully mental. Trentemoller is so very good."
Grimes - Genesis
"I just bloody love Grimes. She's a magical creature, like a fairy from the film 'Legend' with Tom Cruise. This song is joyous."
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (Hot Chip remix)
"I love this band but this remix is better for running to. I love Hot Chip's outlandish production."
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
"The beginning to this makes me think of a spaceship taking off. I like to think I'm a space druid from the future whilst running to this."
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
"Nasty aggressive mess - brilliant to run to and then the beautiful clean part makes you feel like you've gone through a cloud on a bobsleigh. Transcendental."
To My Boy - Fear Of Fragility
"When I was doing the [old group] RGBs we were huge fans of To My Boy who were part of the same kind of scene. I honestly think this is a completely amazing song in it's starkness and tongue in cheek melodrama. They have disbanded now which I feel sad about."
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
"I cant say anything about this - it's just.... New Order being tremendous."
Orbital - Chime
"This is another great soundtrack to running. Uplifting and ravey. When I'm running to this I like to shout hello to everyone I pass and I usually scare the crap out of them but sometimes they like it."
For more head to Saintsaviour.co.uk.
10:04 AM | 29/06/2012
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