Tim Muddiman & The Strange are set to release debut album, Paradise Runs Deeper, on September 9th via Believe Digital.

In the run up to their show at London’s Lexington this eve, Muddiman – who has long connections with electronic pioneer, Gary Numan, and as producer and musician for Pop Will Eat Itself – put together his top 10 soundtrack to the past, present and future.

“This playlist has been created as inspiration and by no means reflects replication,” said the man himself, who already has a follow-up album in the works, “There is no stopping. Get involved.”

1. Tom Waits – ‘Rain Dogs’

“’Inside a broken clock. Splashing the wine with all the Raindogs. Taxi, we’d rather walk. Huddle a doorway with the Raindogs. For I am a Raindog too.’ Best opening line ever.”

2. Nick Cave – ‘Stagger Lee’ 

“Rework of ‘Staggor Lee’ or ‘StagoLee’. Story of Lee Shelton written around 1895. This is Nick Cave’s version.”

3. ZZ Top – ‘Blue Jeans Blues’

“The best blues guitar I’ve ever heard.”

4. Fever Ray – ‘Mercy Street’

“A beautiful cover of one of Peter Gabriel’s finest songs.”

5. Big Todd & The Monsters – ‘Boom Boom’

“Featuring John Lee Hooker. I love the original written by John Lee, but this has something extra.”

6. John Martyn – ‘The Sky Is Crying’

“Another cover but the bass and the vocal performance on this are sublime.”

7. Louis Prima – ‘Oh Marie’

“Musical vitality and swing at its best.”

8. Miles Davis – ‘John Mclaughin’

“No rules. Just the blues.”

9. Van Morrison – ‘Into The Mystic’

“This song for the world’s best goose bumps moments.”

10. The Pogues – ‘Bottle Of Smoke’

“This for ripped up rugged and torn energy of life.”

Tim Muddiman and The Strange play The Lexington on September 4th.

Paradise Runs Deeper is out on September 9th and available to buy HERE.

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