Dido - Safe Trip Home
Safe Trip Home is the warm, moving and wonderfully musical third album from Dido, the London-born singer-songwriter with the cracked-crystal voice. The first, you might remember, was No Angel, a record made when Dido was a part-time backing singer with a tiny budget and no label. When that record's heartfelt snap-shots of life were released in 1999, nobody, least of all Dido, expected the album to eventually become the planet's biggest seller of 2001. The similarly affecting follow-up, 2003's Life For Rent, also burrowed its way into millions of hearts, hitting number one in 26 countries and lighting up the airwaves in many more. By the time Dido had toured that record around the world, she was ready for a bit of a breather.
Gob was a powerviolence band from Van, Canada featuring now guitarist of Iron Lung, Jon Kortland. They released a split 7” with Agoraphobic Nosebleed, a split 5” with Spazz and one full-length, The Kill Yourself Commandment.