Saturday, 9 January 2010


"Drunks and the tourists. The tarts and old men. Wheelers and dealers are at it again ..." sings the wonderful Bishi on her Nightbus, a canny depiction of the weird cross-section of life you can find (or hopefully avoid) on London's night bus network. Bishi is one of the best things about modern pop music, and anyone's who has fallen under the spell of her One Nation (Under CCTV) promo video will have delighted in the central London settings. Ooh look Roupell Street, and so on. Pop music needs more Bishi. I guess I should confess Bishi first made my ears prick up with her references to Angela Carter's Nights At The Circus, which is part of London's literary tradition and a particular favourite. As is this ...

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