The Gentle Waves were Isobel Campbell’s side project when she was still a member of Belle & Sebastian and before she hooked up with that bad boy of rock Mark Lanegan and produced the excellent Ballad of The Broken Seas. The sound is heavily influenced by French 60’s pop and folk.
The track Fallen From Grace was the lead single from Gentle Waves second album Swansong For You released on Jeepster records. It always evokes visions of sixties London and Michael Caine in his Harry Palmer persona in me.
The Gentle Waves – Fallen From Grace
Why does My Head Hurt So? is from Isobel’s second solo release, a six track ep which is quite an eclectic mix of collaborations with the likes of Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines, Eugenius etc) and covers . This track features the first duet between Campbell and the afore mentioned Lanegan
Isobel Campbell – Why Does My Head Hurt So?