- 25 Apr 03
Damien Dempsey is among Ireland’s most engaging and moving acoustic talents, and the possessor of one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. ‘Negative Vibes’ is a stunning song showcasing Dempsey’s love of reggae (Marley, specifically) in tandem with his passion for trad. It also features Sinéad O’Connor, who was involved in the recording of his forthcoming album Seize The Day, on backing vocals. A formidable live talent to boot, Damien’s quiet riot rests in equal parts on the power of his lyrics and his abilitiy to capture a sound so uniquely Irish. Also, the B side features a personal favourite – ‘Industrial Schools’ – which is worth the cover charge alone.