Artist Picks: Night Engine
Night Engine, who have just wrapped up a tour with The Kaiser Chiefs (and are one of 7Bit’s favourite acts around right now), have graciously shared with us their artist picks. Below is a list of their choice tracks from some of their own favourite acts.
Tom Waits – ‘Big in Japan’
Phil and Ed first bonded over a love of Tom Waits and all things Japanese. Also a cheeky nod to a mutual ambition.
Bonzo Dog Band – ‘My Pink Half of the Drainpipe’
They have a classic British sense of humour and style that we all enjoy. This song is a personal favourite.
Paul Williams – ‘You Give a Little Love’ (‘Bugsy Malone’ Original Soundtrack)
Bizarrely, Ed and Lee actually met when a mutual friend forced them into forming a band for his wedding. This was the show stopping finale tune! Ed knew Phil was looking for a drummer to run some songs with, Ed knew he’d found his man.
David Bowie – ‘Sound and Vision’
When Ed first introduced Phil and Lee over a few pints, it was very clear that Low was the single most important album to both of them, and as Ed says now, he couldn’t get a word in edgeways for three hours. This track is what at least half the band consider the single greatest record of all time.
Iggy Pop – ‘Tonight’
The Idiot and Lust and Life albums are a big influence for on the band. There’s so much to enjoy in this track – the swelling intro, restless bass line and the vocal delivery is pure class.
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – ‘KebabTraume’ (Fur Immer Version)
We love the energy and attitude of this song. Pounding rhythms, simple melodies and everything working together us a unit. Pretty much sums up our aims as band.
Barry De Vorzon – ‘The Warriors Theme’
A great track (and a great film). The hypnotic groove and pulsating synth sound really draw you in. We play this in the tour bus (and sometimes before gigs). Always hits the spot!