Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

Biography

Scottish singer, composer and cellist Isobel Campbell was born in Glasgow in 1976. Since 1996 she had been playing and singing in the band called Belle & Sebastian, and she did that in quite the successful way. Moreover, she co-wrote the famous song Legal Man that appeared in TOP 20 of Great Britain. By 2002 Isobel had some disagreements within the band and as the result she quitted the group and started the solo career. She released several albums, including The Green Fields Of Foreverland (1999) and Amorino (2003), but the world acceptance came a bit later.

American musician Mark Lanegan was born in Ellensburg in 1964, and there he started the professional career, when he organized the band called Screaming Trees in the late eighties. That group was disbanded in 2000 and soon after that Mark became the permanent member of well-known around the world band Queens Of The Stone Age. However Lanegan was in constant search of new sound and he regularly worked with different musicians. Thus, by 2006 he began the collaboration with Isobel Campbell, and soon they realized that the result of their joint creativity pleased both of them. With great pleasure the duo started to create their new material.

The first EP titled Time Is Just The Same was issued in 2004, and a bit later the duo released their interpretation of Hank Williams’ song Ramblin' Man. Listeners really enjoyed Isobel and Mark’s creations, and their debut studio attempt Ballad Of The Broken Seas appeared in 2006 and it got fair reviews from the musical experts. Fans did not have to wait for a long time for the following record: Sunday At Devil Dirt was issued in 2008 and it turned out to be as interesting and bright as its predecessor.

The third joint work of Isobel and Mark titled Hawk saw the light in 2010. That time the musicians again satisfied listeners’ expectations: the long play proved to be atmospheric and strong. The duo’s experience and talent allow them to create freely, without any limits and to embody all the ideas. As the result, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan record wonderful albums, and Hawk is definitely not an exception.

Studio Albums

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Hawk mp3Hawk
The duo of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan proved to be more enduring and fertile than thought by a majority of listeners. In the meantime, their music grows more interesting and unexpected as nicely shown by the 2010 CD, Hawk
2010
  • Americana
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Sunday at Devil Dirt mp3Sunday at Devil Dirt
2008
  • Alt-Country
  • Americana
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Ballad of the Broken Seas mp3Ballad of the Broken Seas
2006
  • Alt-Country
  • Americana
  • Pop