Serenaded into the world by his dad's band The Blockheads banging out Chuck Berry's "Johnny Be Good" in the basement below, and with 6'8" ex-Led Zeppelin roadie named Sulphate Strangler for a babysitter, Baxter Dury was never destined to work in a ‘proper' job. In 2001 he released his debut Oscar Brown EP and as NME put it: "Baxter's surname means nothing. This is a work of casual assurance that no family tree can provide. The record is all you need to know." Soon snapped up by indie label Rough Trade, Baxter received further acclaim for his debut full-length Len Parrot's Memorial Lift in 2002, a textured collection of folk-infused psychedelia featuring contributions from members of Portishead, Pulp, Spiritualized, and the Blockheads.