Retro chart for stowaways – 11 October 2003

Fifteen years ago this week!

  1. Dave Gahan – I Need You
  2. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
  3. Richard X feat. Kelis – Finest Dreams
  4. Kraftwerk – Tour de France 2003
  5. Madonna – Hollywood
  6. Kosheen – All in My Head
  7. Paul van Dyk – Nothing But You
  8. Delerium feat. Jaël – After All
  9. Ladytron – Blue Jeans
  10. Tomcraft – Loneliness

Live – April 2014

Here are your live highlights for April:

The Presets

Back on the road, starting at the touring Groovin the Moo festival in Australia, and then followed by individual dates next month.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Booka Shade

Coming up with festivals and individual dates in London, Dublin, Nürburg, Nuremberg, Liège, and Cuxhaven.

Full list of dates at Songkick


Playing this week in Zürich, with more dates no doubt to follow.

Full list of dates at Songkick


Following the shows at Coachella over the last couple of weeks, future dates are taking place over the coming months in the USA, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Germany, and then the USA again.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Boys Noize

With shows coming up at the Counterpoint festival in Georgia (the state), the Hangout festival in Alabama (the state), the Sasquatch festival in Washington (the state), the Movement festival in Michigan (the state), a one-off date in Stockholm (the city), and finally the Melt festival in Germany (the country).

Full list of dates at Songkick


Chart for stowaways – 25 January 2014

Well, we’re still trying frantically to catch up to the present day, but we’ve not looked at the singles from January yet, so here’s the delayed chart from the last week in January:

  1. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running the the Sea
  2. Napoleon – You Could ❤ This
  3. Saint Etienne – When I Was Seventeen
  4. Way Out West – Survival
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  6. Paul Hartnoll – The Sea Devils
  7. Regal Worm – Lord of the Perfect V
  8. Client – Zerox Machine
  9. Kosheen – Harder They Fall
  10. Starwalker – Bad Weather

Meanwhile Napoleon‘s Magpies still… um… rule the roost on the album chart.

Chart for stowaways – 21 December 2013

Since we’re running so far behind schedule now with the charts, and since very little of interest was going on in early December anyway, let’s jump forwards to the chart for the week before Christmas. Here are the singles:

  1. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  2. Delerium feat. Kreesha Turner – Dust in Gravity
  3. My Robot Friend – Creep
  4. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  5. Kosheen – Harder They Fall
  6. Paul Hartnoll – The Sea Devils
  7. Kings of Convenience – Rule My World
  8. Starwalker – Bad Weather
  9. Erasure – Gaudete
  10. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher

Chart for stowaways – 30 November 2013

Here are the top five singles:

  1. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  2. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  3. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher
  4. Erasure – Gaudete
  5. Kosheen – Harder They Fall

The albums were still doing odd things by the end of November, but let’s look at the top five anyway:

  1. Deep Dish – Junk Science
  2. Way Out West – We Love Machine
  3. Bent – Best Of
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Introspective

Chart for stowaways – 23 November 2013

I know we’re a bit behind schedule now, by the way. I hope you don’t mind too much? Here are the top ten singles from November 23rd:

  1. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  2. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  3. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher
  4. Erasure – Gaudete
  5. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Ice Machine
  6. Starwalker – Bad Weather
  7. Kosheen – Harder They Fall
  8. Goldfrapp – Annabel
  9. Empire of the Sun – DNA
  10. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct

The BRIT Awards 2004

Finally, our journey through the history of the BRITs ends, and we’re only a decade behind now! The 2004 BRIT Awards ceremony took place at Earls Court in London on February 17th, where the host was Cat Deeley.

This post is part of a series about the history of the BRIT Awards. You can read about the 2003 ceremony here, and the 2005 ceremony next time.

Mastercard British Album

Presented by Scarlett Johansson. Nominees:

  • Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This
  • Blur – Think Tank
  • The Coral – Magic and Medicine
  • The Darkness – Permission to Land
  • Dido – Life for Rent

Winner: The Darkness

Best British Dance Act

Presented by Demot O’Leary. Nominees:

  • Basement Jaxx
  • Goldfrapp
  • Groove Armada
  • Kosheen
  • Lemon Jelly

Winner: Basement Jaxx

Best British Female

Presented by Ronan Keating. Nominees:

  • Dido
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Jamelia
  • Annie Lennox
  • Amy Winehouse

Winner: Dido

Best British Group

Presented by Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet. Nominees:

  • Busted
  • The Coral
  • The Darkness
  • Radiohead
  • Sugababes

Winner: The Darkness

Best British Male

Presented by Kerry Katona from Atomic Kitten. Nominees:

  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Daniel Bedingfield
  • David Bowie
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Will Young

Winner: Daniel Bedingfield

Best British Breakthrough Artist

Voted for by listeners of BBC Radio 1. Presented by Chris Moyles. Nominees:

  • Busted
  • Jamie Cullum
  • The Darkness
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Lemar

Winner: Busted

Best British Rock Act

Voted for by viewers of Kerrang TV. Presented by legendary heavy rocker Jamelia. Nominees:

  • The Darkness
  • Feeder
  • Muse
  • Primal Scream
  • Stereophonics

Winner: The Darkness

Best British Single

Voted for by listeners of independent radio. Presented by Neil “Doctor” Fox. Nominees:

  • Dido – White Flag
  • Gareth Gates feat. The Kumars – Spirit in the Sky
  • Jamelia – Superstar
  • Mis-Teeq – Scandalous
  • Rachel Stevens – Sweet Dreams My LA Ex

Winner: Dido

Best British Urban Act

Presented by N.E.R.D. Nominees:

  • Big Brovaz
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Lemar
  • Mis-Teeq
  • Amy Winehouse

Winner: Lemar

Best International Album

Presented by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal from No Doubt. Nominees:

  • Christina Aguilera – Stripped
  • Beyoncé – Dangerously in Love
  • Outkast – Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
  • Justin Timberlake – Justified
  • The White Stripes – Elephant

Winner: Justin Timberlake

Best International Female

Presented by LL Cool J. Nominees:

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Beyoncé
  • Missy Elliott
  • Alicia Keys
  • Kylie Minogue

Winner: Beyoncé

Best International Group

Presented by Lionel Richie. Nominees:

  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Kings of Leon
  • Outkast
  • The Strokes
  • The White Stripes

Winner: The White Stripes

Best International Male

Presented by Shania Twain. Nominees:

  • Beck
  • 50 Cent
  • Sean Paul
  • Damien Rice
  • Justin Timberlake

Winner: Justin Timberlake

Best International Breakthrough Artist

Presented by Alicia Keys. Nominees:

  • Evanescence
  • 50 Cent
  • Kings of Leon
  • Sean Paul
  • The Thrills

Winner: 50 Cent

Best Pop Act

Voted for by viewers of CD:UK. Presented by Bo Selecta‘s Leigh Francis in character as Mel B from Spice Girls. Nominees:

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Daniel Bedingfield
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Busted
  • Justin Timberlake

Winner: Busted

Outstanding Contribution

Presented by Justin Timberlake.

Winner: Duran Duran


Further Reading / Viewing

Retro chart for stowaways – 25 October 2003

The album chart for stowaways ten years ago looked like this:

  1. Dido – Life for Rent
  2. Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
  3. The Human League – The Very Best Of
  4. Dido – No Angel
  5. Dave Gahan – Paper Monsters
  6. Ladytron – Light and Magic
  7. Erlend Øye – Unrest
  8. Karl Bartos – Communication
  9. Kosheen – Kokopelli
  10. Röyksopp – Melody AM

Meanwhile Erasure scored a number one hit on the singles chart with the new August Mix of Oh l’Amour, and Tomcraft entered at number five with Brainwashed (Hurt You).

Retro chart for stowaways – 20 September 2003

For no particular reason, here are the top 10 singles for stowaways from exactly a decade ago this week:

  1. Conjure One – Centre of the Sun
  2. Dido – White Flag
  3. Dave Gahan – I Need You
  4. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
  5. Richard X feat. Kelis – Finest Dreams
  6. Erlend Øye – Sheltered Life
  7. Kosheen – All in My Head
  8. Madonna – Hollywood
  9. Paul van Dyk – Time of Our Lives
  10. Kraftwerk – Tour de France 2003

That was a massive climb back up the charts for Erlend Øye, shooting up from number 19 with Sheltered Life, while Sudden Rush shot up from 20 to 12.

On the albums, Enigma jumped in with an unpredictable number one with Voyageur while Röyksopp continued their hold on the top ten at number 7 with debut Melody AM.

Dido‘s White Flag, by the way, was actually quite a good song. For the record.