Áine Cahill: It’s always scary to cover a song loved by so many

2017 was a great year for Áine Cahill – following the breakthrough success of Plastic, and the huge Black Dahlia before that, the twenty-three year old spent the year playing a host of acclaimed shows ranging from a sold out St Pancras Church, a sold-out Irish Tour, festival sets at Glastonbury, Latitude, Field Day, SGP, Great Escape and more, followed by a huge October support tour for JP Cooper. And to top it all off she performed a cover of the iconic Christmas song, Fairytale in New York.

Áine spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from her in 2018.

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Review: Wild Beasts – Last Night All My Dreams Came True

Synthesized, with backing vocals on loop, drums and a rhythmic tempo that is Wild Beast’s signature style, the band have recorded another stunning album that will have their fans excited and craving a new tour. Having called time on their career, they’ve decided to release this last record, followed by a final tour. Recorded across two days in London’s RAK Studios, the band have cut off all restraints with this album, knowing full well this is their last.

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Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Courtney and Kurt, not the first time we have seen this rock and roll duo, despite their differences in approach to music, are a surprisingly wonderful match. With Kurt Vile’s country zen and Courtney Barnett’s observational indie-rock they’ve successfully recorded an album that meanders through thought and soul.
Courtney Barnett, after the success of her last album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, has been working collaboratively with Kurt Samuel Vile, previous vocalist for The War On Drugs and solo singer, his last record being b’lieve I’m going down. And yes, their songwriting styles differ immensely but carry the same purpose for them in that they are coping mechanisms against the frustrations of our present world, willing elements of tranquillity.

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