The Homicide Capital have shared footage of them taking part in considered one of Sinead O’Connor’s tracks at a stay present to mark the funeral of the late singer.
Information of O’Connor’s passing broke two weeks in the past (July 26), after the Irish singer and activist was discovered unresponsive in her London dwelling. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene, aged 56.
The replace got here one 12 months after the loss of life of her son Shane, who died by suicide. At time of writing the reason for loss of life has not been revealed, however the police have confirmed that the circumstances will not be being handled as suspicious.
Now, Irish post-punk band The Homicide Capital have re-shared footage of them taking part in considered one of her tracks at their present final 12 months, in mild of the singer’s funeral.
Taking to X (previously Twitter) final night time (August 8), the band shared a clip of them ending their present in Amsterdam final February by taking part in O’Connor’s 1990 hit, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by the audio system.
“THANK YOU SINÉAD,” they wrote within the caption. “Here’s footage of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at the end of our show last Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam. Wish we could be with everyone in Bray today.”
The clip exhibits the band embracing on the finish of their set whereas the gang cheer and the track performs over the displays – test it out beneath.
THANK YOU SINÉAD
Right here’s footage of Nothing Compares 2 U on the finish of our present final Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam. Want we could possibly be with everybody in Bray at present.
Sending love. TMC X pic.twitter.com/86aFZ4yZXL
— The Homicide Capital (@MurderCapital_) August 8, 2023
The latter half of their caption pertains to the funeral procession held within the Irish city of Bray yesterday morning, the place hundreds of followers lined the streets to pay their respects to the late singer.
Amongst these sighted on the tribute included U2’s frontman Bono, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, Irish President Michael D Higgins and The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof.
Candles, flowers, pictures of the singer, and political banners had been held by these awaiting the funeral cortege, and a transferring eulogy was led by Shaykh Dr Umar al Qadri from the Islamic Centre of Eire.
“Sinead’s voice carried with it an undertone of hope, of finding one’s way home,” he mentioned. “The Irish people have long found solace in song from the sufferings of this lower abode, and Sinead was no exception, and in sharing that solace, she brought joy to countless people the world over.”
A heartwarming tribute was additionally put in on the cliffs overlooking the coast city – designed by Dublin-based artistic company The Tenth Man. The message confirmed the phrases ‘Eire’, the Irish identify for Eire, and ‘Sinéad’ joined by a coronary heart.
Elsewhere, different tributes have come from throughout the music trade and embrace messages from Rubbish, Billy Corgan, Michael Stipe, Ice-T and plenty of extra.
P!nk and Brandi Carlile additionally paid a stay tribute to the singer, protecting ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at a latest present. Fall Out Boy additionally lined the track at a latest gig, whereas Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette carried out ‘Mandinka’ at a latest pageant.
Within the time since their aforementioned present in Amsterdam final 12 months, The Homicide Capital have since gone on to launch a brand new studio album, ‘Gigi’s Restoration’.
Following its launch in January, the LP acquired a four-star evaluation from NME, who described it as “the first great guitar album of 2023”.
Moreover, the band spoke with NME following the discharge and recalled their sources of inspiration behind the tracks. “I think a huge part of writing this record was realising that you have to really take responsibility for yourself and your own demons so that you don’t take them out on the people around you and the people you love the most,” mentioned frontman James McGovern.
“Everyone had a different idea of what the evolution of the sound would be, or the evolution of their own creativity was,” he added. “We were pulling in very different directions at the time, which was causing a huge amount of friction. In hindsight, it was actually a common direction, a common theme of evolution and change.”