Darren Moloney from Last Days of 1984 suggest some glorious global visions ahead of their Cork gig at the weekend
1. Tune-Yards – Fiya
I’ll start of with this video for Fiya by Tune-Yards. We’re very lucky to be playing with Tune-Yards in Vicar St on July 16th. Merrill has the most beautiful voice and this is an amazing version of a song from her first album
2. Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
My favourite 7inch of all time. Such a perfect single. It actually uses the music from a 1967 record from Alton Ellis called ‘I’m Still In Love’ as its backing track. Also, we love Jah Rastafari from the same album.
3. Death Grips – Hustle Bombs
Best record of the year. Intense, aggresive and some of the most amazing use of sampling and production I’ve ever heard. There’s a part on the album that reminds me of the sound design from Poltergeist. Mind-blowing. The soundtrack to all our road trips recently.
4. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
African disco from Lagos in 1978. Awesome percussion and I love the reverb on the backing vocals.
5. Ngozi Family – Night Of Fear
One of the greatest heavy psychedelic records ever made. 45,000 Volts has this amazing dry production sound to the record, it really needs to be heard on vinyl. From Zambia, 1977.
Last Days of 1984 play The Pavilion, Cork on Sat June 16th, w/ REID, Adm FREE
Read Conor’s review of their new album on this link –