July 24, 2013

Premiere: Kodaline – Gabriel (Roy Davis Jr cover)


We’re privileged to present another very cool premiere today in the form of Irish band Kodaline’s new cover of Roy Davis Jr’s garage/house CLASSIC “Gabriel” (whoa, big respect on the choice of track). The Dublin-based boys sort of space out the arrangement (piano for synth), change the scenery (Dublin for Chicago), and suit up the track with a stunning mix of acoustics & subtle electronics; all the while well maintaining (although vastly different stylistically) the original track’s immense soulfulness. The mighty Kodaline are the current holders of the #1 spot in the Irish album chart (ahead of Hov and Kanye) with their great A Perfect World. The band will release new EP “Brand New Day” (of which “Gabriel will be a part) this coming August on the 25th.

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Friday 8th November – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 9th November – O2 Academy Oxford
Sunday 10th November – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 12th November – London The Forum
Wednesday 13th November – Leeds Stylus
Saturday 16th November – Gateshead Sage 2
Monday 17th November – Manchester The Ritz
Monday 18th November – O2 Academy Bristol

Rating 8.5


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