List of songs recorded by Guillemots

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Colour photograph of Guillemots lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield performing live in 2006. He is sat behind a keyboard and singing into a microphone.
Lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield performing live with Guillemots in July 2006

As of 2013, the indie rock band Guillemots have recorded more than 80 songs for their four studio albums and other official releases. The band was formed in November 2004,[1] and their first official material was I Saw Such Things in My Sleep, an extended play (EP) released in September 2005 by Fantastic Plastic Records.[2] The EP contained four songs, including "Made-Up Lovesong #43", a track that would also feature on their first studio album, Through the Windowpane.[3] The release of I Saw Such Things in My Sleep was followed three months later by Guillemots' debut single, "Trains to Brazil".[4] The single was released on both 10" and CD single formats, and was limited to 1000 and 3500 copies respectively.[5] Like "Made-Up Lovesong #43", it was also included on Through the Windowpane, which was released in July 2006.[6] The album was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize and was well received by critics: review aggregator Metacritic gave it a score of 81 out of 100, indicating "universal acclaim".[7][8] Craig McLean of The Observer described the album's songs as "gorgeous tunes that are lithe enough to cope with the little bursts of sonic madness".[9] Two additional singles were released from the album: "We're Here" and "Annie, Let's Not Wait".

Of the twelve tracks on Through the Windowpane, nine were written by lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield.[3] Speaking in 2008, Guillemots member MC Lord Magrão remarked: "For the first album, Fyfe handled most of the songs. ... We worked with him and developed [them]."[10] In October 2006, Guillemots brought out Of the Night, a four-track EP that featured one song written by each member of the band.[11] Eighteen months later, the band released their second album, Red.[12] This album was more pop-orientated than their debut, and was written by all four members of the group.[13][14] Magrão explained: "With the second [album], we ended up improvising loads and getting all the new songs from all of the improvised sessions we had."[10] Of the eleven songs on the record, nine were credited to Guillemots, with the remaining two being credited to Dangerfield alone.[15] Red received less critical acclaim that their debut; Metacritic awarded it a score of 60 out of 100, suggesting "mixed or average reviews".[16] Four songs—"Get Over It", "Falling Out of Reach" and a double A-side of "Kriss Kross" and "Clarion"—were released as singles in the UK.

Guillemots' third album, Walk the River, was released in April 2011.[17] It was the first Guillemots album to feature neither a strings nor brass section – its sound was described by The Independent as being more "noticeably stripped down" than previous releases.[17] Unlike Through the Windowpane and Red, singles from Walk the River were distributed exclusively online, with no accompanying physical release.[18] Reviews of the record were generally favourable, with Metacritic reporting a score of 69 out of 100.[19] Three singles were taken from the album: "The Basket", "I Must Be a Lover" and "I Don't Feel Amazing Now". On 7 May 2012, the band announced their intention to release four albums during the year, each representing a different season[20] – the first, Hello Land!, was released through Greedbag the same day.[21]

Released songs[edit]

Colour photograph of Sam Sparro performing live in 2009.
Sam Sparro's single "Black and Gold" was covered by Guillemots in 2008, and included on the release of "Kriss Kross" / "Clarion".
Colour photograph of Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty performing live in 2008. He is playing a guitar.
Guillemots featured as guest vocalists on Babyshambles's "Janie Jones (Strummerville)" (Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pictured).
Colour photograph of Singai Shoniwa singing live in 2007.
Shingai Shoniwa provided backing vocals on Guillemots' 2006 single "Made-Up Lovesong #43".[3]
Black-and-white photograph of The Streets lead singer Mike Skinner performing live in 2011.
The Streets' single "Never Went to Church" featured a version by Guillemots on its official release (The Streets lead singer Mike Skinner pictured).
Head-and-shoulders colour photograph of Joan Wasser singing live in 2006. She is playing a guitar and singing into a microphone.
American singer Joan Wasser sang and played violin on "Redwings", a track from Guillemots' debut, Through the Windowpane.[3]
Colour photograph of Franz Ferdinand lead singer Alex Kapranos performing live in 2008.
Guillemots' cover of "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand (lead singer Alex Kapranos pictured) was included as a B-side on their single "Annie, Let's Not Wait".
Colour photograph of Isa Maria performing live in 2007. She is playing underneath a red light, making her appear red.
Norwegian musician Ida Maria provided vocals for the track "Words" from Guillemots' 2008 album Red.[15]

All songs credited to Guillemots, except where noted.

Key
dagger Released as a single
Contents
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Song Writer(s) Original release Year Ref.
"All the People Say" Fyfe Dangerfield "Trains to Brazil" 2006 [22]
"And If All..." Guillemots Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Annie, Let's Not Wait" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Bad Boyfriend" Greig Stewart
Guillemots
Of the Night 2006 [23]
"Basket, TheThe Basket" dagger Guillemots Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Big Dog" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Black and Gold" Sam Falson
Jesse Rogg
"Kriss Kross" / "Clarion" 2008 [25]
"Blue Eyes" MC Lord Magrão "Trains to Brazil" 2006 [26]
"Blue Would Still Be Blue" Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Burnt" Fyfe Dangerfield "We're Here" 2006 [27]
"By the Water" Aristazabal Hawkes Of the Night 2006 [23]
"Byebyeland" Guillemots
Jonas Raabe
Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Cats Eyes" Fyfe Dangerfield I Saw Such Things in My Sleep EP 2005 [29]
"Clarion" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield Red 2008 [15]
"Cockateels" Fyfe Dangerfield Red 2008 [15]
"Come Away with Me" Guillemots Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Dancing in the Devil's Shoes" Fyfe Dangerfield Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Don't Look Down" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Dormouse and the Meerkat, TheThe Dormouse and the Meerkat" Guillemots "Made-Up Lovesong #43" 2006 [30]
"Dunes (mix 1)" Fyfe Dangerfield "Made-Up Lovesong #43" 2006 [31]
"Face We Deserve, TheThe Face We Deserve" Guillemots "Falling Out of Reach" 2008 [32]
"Falling Out of Reach" dagger Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Falling Over My Feet" Guillemots "We're Here" 2006 [33]
"Fishbone for a Drink" Guillemots "Kriss Kross" / "Clarion" 2008 [25]
"Fleet" dagger Guillemots
Jonas Raabe
Hello Land! 2012 [28][34]
"Get Over It" dagger Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Go Away" Guillemots "Trains to Brazil" 2005 [35]
"I Don't Feel Amazing Now" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield
Guillemots
Walk the River 2011 [24]
"I Lie Down" Guillemots
Jonas Raabe
Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"I Must Be a Lover" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield
Aristazabal Hawkes
Walk the River 2011 [24]
"I've Got a Problem (And the Problem Is You)/Turn the Candles On" Guillemots "We're Here" 2006 [27]
"Ice Room" Guillemots Walk the River 2011 [24]
"If the World Ends" Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"In Your Arms" Aristazabal Hawkes
MC Lord Magrão
Freakshow
"Annie, Let's Not Wait" 2007 [36]
"Inside" Guillemots Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Janie Jones (Strummerville)" (Babyshambles & Friends) dagger Joe Strummer
Mick Jones
"Janie Jones (Strummerville)" 2006 [37]
"Kriss Kross" dagger Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Last Kiss" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Little Bear" Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Made-Up Lovesong #43" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Me Diz" Guillemots "Get Over It" 2008 [38]
"Monotonia" MC Lord Magrão "We're Here" 2006 [39]
"Moonlight" Unknown From the Cliffs 2006 [40]
"My Chosen One" Fyfe Dangerfield "Trains to Brazil" 2005 [35]
"Never Went to Church" Mike Skinner "Never Went to Church" 2006 [41]
"Nothing You Feel Is True" Unknown Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Nothing's Going to Bring Me Down" Guillemots Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Outside" Guillemots Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Over the Stairs" Fyfe Dangerfield I Saw Such Things in My Sleep EP 2005 [29]
"Pa Moila" Unknown From the Cliffs 2006 [40]
"Photograph" Fyfe Dangerfield "Annie, Let's Not Wait" 2007 [42]
"Redwings" Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Rising Tide, TheThe Rising Tide" Fyfe Dangerfield Of the Night 2006 [23]
"Sake" Fyfe Dangerfield From the Cliffs 2006 [43]
"São Paulo" Guillemots Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Sea Out" Guillemots iTunes Store exclusive 2008 [44][45]
"She's Evil" MC Lord Magrão
Monstro
Of the Night 2006 [23]
"Slow Train" Fyfe Dangerfield
Guillemots
Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Sometimes I Remember Wrong" Fyfe Dangerfield
Guillemots
Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Southern Winds" Fyfe Dangerfield Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Spring Bells" MC Lord Magrão
Fyfe Dangerfield
Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Standing on the Last Star" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Take Me Home" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Take Me Out" Alex Kapranos
Nick McCarthy
"Annie, Let's Not Wait" 2007 [42]
"This Is the Last Ride Tonight" Guillemots "Get Over It" 2008 [46]
"Through the Windowpane" Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Throw Me a Sun" Guillemots "Get Over It" 2008 [38]
"Tigers" Guillemots Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Trains to Brazil" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"Trick of the Light" Guillemots "Falling Out of Reach" 2008 [47]
"Up on the Ride" Guillemots
Jonas Raabe
Hello Land! 2012 [28]
"Vermillion" Fyfe Dangerfield Walk the River 2011 [24]
"Walk the River" Guillemots Walk the River 2011 [24]
"We're Here" dagger Fyfe Dangerfield Through the Windowpane 2006 [3]
"What We Have" Guillemots "Get Over It" 2008 [48]
"White Rag" Fyfe Dangerfield "Trains to Brazil" 2006 [26]
"Who Left the Lights Off, Baby?" Fyfe Dangerfield I Saw Such Things in My Sleep EP 2005 [29]
"Witch Doctor" Guillemots "Trains to Brazil" 2006 [49]
"Woody Brown River" Fyfe Dangerfield "Made-Up Lovesong #43" 2006 [30]
"Words" Guillemots Red 2008 [15]
"Yesterday Is Dead" Fyfe Dangerfield Walk the River 2011 [24]
"You Can Look (But You Can't Touch)" (Guillemots featuring Freakshow) Guillemots "Trains to Brazil" 2006 [22]

Unreleased material[edit]

Black-and-white photograph of John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1964. They are both smiling and waving.
Guillemots recorded a version of Lennon and McCartney's "Tomorrow Never Knows" for the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury Festival 2011.

Since forming in 2004, Guillemots have recorded songs that have not been included on their official releases. At the end of 2005, the band uploaded a demo of their song "Cold Cool Moon" to their official website for fans to download for free.[44] They also uploaded three improvised songs that had been recorded during jam sessions.[44] During a series of live shows in 2006, the group featured in their set lists the Christmas carol "In the Bleak Midwinter" and original songs that had not formed part of Through the Windowpane.[50] One such track, "21st May", was described by The Times as "gleefully [marrying] a hip-shaking reggae beat to jazz sax".[51] In 2011, Guillemots recorded a version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney for the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury Festival 2011.[52]

Song Writer(s) Year Ref.
"21st May" Unknown 2006 [51]
"Cold Cool Moon" Fyfe Dangerfield 2005 [44]
"Daftside (Skewed Logic Mix)" Rican Caol 2005 [44]
"Don't Be Shy" Unknown 2006 [50]
"The Evil Duck: An Elegy" Guillemots 2005 [44]
"Great Crescendos" Fyfe Dangerfield 2006 [53]
"In the Bleak Midwinter" trad. 2006 [50]
"Mr. Priest" Unknown 2006 [50]
"Over the Blue Mountains" Unknown 2006 [54]
"Sol de Abril" Unknown 2006 [55]
"Tomorrow Never Knows" John Lennon
Paul McCartney
2011 [52]
"A Wine Glass and a Wet Finger" Unknown 2005 [44]

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