4 Bieber songs in one from the Belfast lady.
Katharine Philippa is one of my favourite Irish artists and one of the most talented I’ve seen play live.
She’s created an excellent mashup cover before this one takes four of Bieber’s songs from his new album Purpose, ‘What Do You Mean’ / ‘Love Yourself’ / ‘I’ll Show You’ / ‘Sorry’ and turns it into a beautifully-sung and arranged tribute to some great pop songs.
Some daft funk from his seventh album on Warp.
Stephen Wilkinson, who makes music under the name Bibio, has long had a place in my musical heart for his endeavours.
His 2009 Ambulance Avenue album is one I constantly return to.
As happens with artists and fans, we drifted apart a bit but I always found something to like on each successive album. Recently, that relationship has been renewed with the brilliant lilting song ‘Petals’, which I found out today opens his new record, his seventh, A Mineral Love, out on Warp on April Fool’s Day.
‘Feeling’ is the flipside of that quiet contemplative side, his daft smudged funk side. It’s brilliant.
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.