SIOBHAN LYNCH - COLLABORATOR
Siobhan Lynch sings on two tracks from the 1997 Recoil LP, 'Unsound Methods' - Drifting and Missing Piece. Born and raised in South London, she eventually moved to Nottingham. Dismissed as "rubbish" by her art teacher, she gave up her aspirations to become a painter and took up singing instead, experimenting with differing musical styles before recording her own demo tape.
becoming involved with Recoil, Siobhan explains:
I first met Alan Wilder when John Chapman at Island sent my demo to him. I rang Alan who explained everything and then sent me some work in progress on a DAT. I thought the music was lush and lovely so I wrote some words and sent it back to him on the same tape. When Alan was ready, I popped down to his pad for a few days, stuck down a take or two then got raging drunk - you know how it is!
whats he like to work with?
Hes very fast. Hes psychic and laidback!
|We also asked Siobhan if she could tell us an interesting anecdote or story about Alan, professional or otherwise. She replied:|
|We (myself and some friends) stopped by his house after a camping trip recently - 4 days of rain, slugs and soggy buns. We all piled into his house, trampled our filth everywhere and got very drunk - do you see a pattern forming here? Alan produced a tub of Hagen Daas ice cream just for me and that was enough - I went to bed and fell into a coma. Then I woke up at 4am to hear Alan and my mate Beth playing Just Cant Get Enough on the piano and violin - very badly indeed and very drunkenly, like they should have gone to bed hours ago! When I woke up the next morning, Beth came running into the bedroom screaming "Dis dead! Shes dead!" - so we all had a most entertaining morning over breakfast and telly - laughing and bandying about our conspiracy theories. Not so much an anecdote, as a pleasant memory, really.|
lists some of her favourite artists as: Sonic Youth, Little Annie, Patti
Smith, The Spice Girls, Radiohead, P. J Harvey, Daft Punk, Beck, Neil Young,
Tom Waits, Dr John and Moondog Junior.
She also cites 'Luscious Apparatus' as her favourite Recoil track.
|This interview was conducted and last updated in 1997. Keep an eye on this page for when we have more information on Siobhan.|