Derry based quartet The Wonder Villains have been going from strength to strength since the last time I mentioned them on the blog. Their last single, "Zola", was playlisted on National Radio 1 (and even entered the iTunes chart for a brief period), they have found themselves championed by Steve Lamacq, and following the release of their latest single "Ferrari", a re-recording of a track they first released for a compilation CD back in 2010, the band have found themselves being featured on such illustrious blogs such as Breaking More Waves and The Von Pip Musical Express.
This evening, the band are gearing up for the biggest local gig to date, playing at The Speakeasy bar to launch theie latest single. Ahead of the gig, they guys came into Queen's Radio to record a stripped back version of "Ferrari", featuring just vocal, guitar and keyboard, which is very much a thing of pop magic. You can hear this fantastic interpretation of the song below:
And here's the single version, which is out to download now:
The Wonder Villains will be launching "Ferrari" in The Speakeasy Bar in The Queen's University Student's Union from 9PM this evening (Thursday 23rd), supported by Pretty Child Backfire & Purile Honey. Admission is free.