The résumé: After leaving pop-psych outfit Adventures in Stereo, Simon Dine spent a couple of years in Europe scavenging records and fine-tuning his sampling gear, and upon returning to the U.K. he hooked up with classically trained Daisy Martey, the daughter of Ghana's top saxophonist. Taking the name Noonday Underground from a Tom Wolfe essay about '60s mods, in '97 the duo launched the first in a string of critically saluted singles (no less than Paul Weller became an early patron of the band), culminating in the... More >>>