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Obi were a British indie-pop group. Their debut mini-album, The Magic Land of Radio, had only eight tracks and was released in 2002. They followed up with a full-time album, Diceman Lopez, produced by Hugh Jones in 2004. It contains material ranged from Post-Britpop to folk-rock and country to Gypsy and tex-mex/mariachi stylisations. That year they also appeared on the Acoustic Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
The band's most notable single was "Somewhere Nicer", taken from The Magic Land of Radio. The track was revived in 2008, when used in a British television commercial for Haven and British Holidays.
- The Magic Land of Radio (2002)
- Diceman Lopez (2004)
Singles and EPs
- "Big Sky EP" (2002)
- "What's In A Name" (2002)
- "Somewhere Nicer" (2002)
- "To Some Folk" (2003)
- "Creatures" (2004)
- The band's website as of mid-2003, at www.archive.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20030604040858/www.obitunes.com/news.htm
- The band's website as of early 2004, at www.archive.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20030604040858/www.obitunes.com/news.htm
- http://www.obitunes.com/ is a holding page as of 2009.
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