Badly Drawn Boy recently caused a stir in central London whilst filming the video for ‘All Possibilities’. Two secret cameras filmed Gough busking the single to a mixture of bemused and indifferent commuters outside Waterloo Station. As was widely reported in the next days newspapers, in the first hour and a half of performing BDB made the grand sum of £1.60, enough to make Gough comment “It’s well below the average wage isn’t it? I’d be better off working at Mc Donalds”.
Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, releases a new single on April 21st 2003. ‘All Possibilities’ (released by Twisted Nerve, through XL Recordings) is the third single to be taken from his top ten album, ‘Have You Fed The Fish?’ the follow up to 2000’s Mercury Music Prize winning release ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast.’ ‘All Possibilities’ comes out on two formats (cd and 7 inch vinyl) with both featuring exclusive tracks. The cd will feature ‘Where Were You’ and ‘Let The Sunshine’ recorded live from Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1’s Lamaq live. The 7-inch is backed with live favourite, ‘Walk Away Renee’ (a cover of the Lefte Bank classic) which is a rough and ready audience bootleg from his US tour in 2000. The release of ‘Have You Fed The Fish?’ came hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed ‘About A Boy’ soundtrack and the hit singles, ‘You Were Right’ and ‘Born Again’. ‘Have You Fed The Fish’ has been described by Uncut Magazine as ‘a modern classic’ and by Arena as ‘the album of the year’.