Submariner (feat. Colin Uttley)

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Many submariners started their careers as miners, experience that trained them well to survive in cold, dark, confined conditions. Spacedog were particularly interested in this theme as the Angliss sisters’ own grandfather was a Welsh miner and submariner. He gave their grandmother a gold wedding band, mined from the mountains of South Wales. This love song combines the subterranean and submarine with quotations from Four Sea Interludes (Benjamin Britten) and a slight misquotation from Ariel’s song in The Tempest.


Put your hand in coal black water
A gold band tightens on your finger
Gold from a submariner
Mined from the vein
Murtled, cold
of some other mountain.
Dive, dive
You were born fit for it
Dive, dive
I'll swim to the ocean bed for you
I'll lick the minerals from your skin
If you'll dive into this bed of mine.

Nothing breaks the surface
as I'm pulled towards your bough
and breathe your air
shipwrecked, lost,
in these un-navigable waters.
Dive, dive
Fall down into it
Dive, dive
I'll bring dust of black diamonds
and swordfish tails
If you'll lie upon this bed of mine.

Shut down the sonar
I'm your submariner
Dive, dive
Let's die upon this bed tonight.


from Juice for the Baby (sold out), released December 9, 2011
Words and music Sarah Angliss, feat. a quotation from Benjamin Britten's Four Sea Interludes. Spoken word performance by Colin Uttley. Music performed by Spacedog (Jenny Angliss, Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock).



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Obsessed with defunct machines, faded variety acts and English folk tales, Spacedog are known for their strangely unsettling, ethereal music, performed on vocals, theremin, saw, keyboard and percussion, and for the ‘uncanny’ robots who perform with them on stage.

Awarded Best Music Event of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2011. Spacedog are grateful to PRS Foundation for their support.
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