We've always had a soft spot for Scritti Politti, who in retrospect stand a good metric mile away from the synth-soul crowd through Green Gartside's deconstructions of love and funk alike. Hell, we even liked the little we heard Anomie & Bonhomie, the hip-hop flavoured last hurrah from 1999. That, as was usually his want, was the last heard of Gartside for a while, bar backing vocals on a track on Kylie's last album, but like everyone else he's back, back, back, and even playing gigs, at the Brixton Windmill on Saturday supporting The Shortwave Set under the curious name Double G And The Treacherous 3. Baggage Reclaim were there, as was Melodiefabriek's man on the ground, and apparently there's an album under Green's own name later in the year.
In more solo/not solo revival news, Stephen Malkmus played a crowd request show in New York yesterday, including Pavement songs