Congrats to super extra bonus party (capitalization a la k.d. lang) who nabbed the Choice Music Prize tonight beating hotly-tipped Cathy Davey (album also super) and not-so-tipped Róisín Murphy (album also super).
The album is madly eclectic and hugely adventurous/bonkers and miles away from the rather earnest (read ‘dull’) fare often lauded in Irish rock circles (not looking at any Frame X1 in particular).
My favourite track off the eponymous album is Favourite Things. An MC rattles away in Portugeuse over a breakneck beat and what sounds like string stabs before, apropos of nothing, Ms Julie Andrews appears and gives us a few bars of ‘My Favourite Things’ from that musical.
And they are appearing at a Childline Rocks benefit gig tomorrow night in the Academy, Abbey St, Dublin. From their site;
Great gig for a very worthy cause. Line up includes Jape, Dry County, Cathy Davey, Steps, Peter Andre, Aqua, Nikleback, The Outhere Brothers, Staind, 2Unlimited, Scooter, Scatman John, Eiffel 65, Appollo 440, Babylon Zoo, The Kelly Family and many many more. Actually, heres more, ACDC, Ace of Base, East 17, New Kids on the Block, Wet Wet Wet, Savage Garden, Hot Chocolate, Slayer, Lordi, Boyzone, Bon Jovi, Axl Rose (solo set), Rihanna plus more to be announced.
They’re kinda mixed and fun, no?