We heard the highly bloggable cover of Adebisi Shank by Squarehead last week, as well the equally bloggable Sacred Animals covering Twin Shadow. Both of those tracks were off Quompilation #1, Quarter Inch Collective’s compilation of 13 Irish artists covering their favourite songs of 2010 and they’ve now hooked me up with an album stream. So who’s covering who?
We have some eclectic choices. Both Hipster Youth and Patrick Kelleher cover Nialler9 Irish song of the Year poll 2010 – Squarehead’s ‘Fake Blood’. We Are Losers tackle Caribou, Rihanna and Tinie Tempah are covered by Ginola and Kid Karate respectively, Market Force do a wobbly version of Villagers’ ‘Becoming A Jackal’, No Monster Club cover Spanish band Pelea!’s two minute ditty ‘Bombona Y Farola’, Cloud Castle Lake try their hand at Kanye’s ‘Lost In The World’, Spies turn in a faithful version of The National’s ‘Terrible Love’ and Flok’s male-fronted lyrics make Angkorwat’s ‘Gatecrasher’ even weirder.
Quompilation will be launched with a gig in The Lower Deck, Portobello on the 27th of January with seven of the above bands playing live on the night, including No Monster Club, Cloud Castle Lake and Squarehead. Entry is €10 and you’ll get a free cassette (with a free download) of the compilation on the door. After that it will be available on Quarter Inch for €5 via Bandcamp or if you want the cassette, through the web shop.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.