- 04 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Brand New Friend perform 'Wonderful Remark', and share their reflections on Van's music.
Indie-pop band Brand New Friend have been making serious waves over the last few years – building up an impressive live profile, as well as support slots for the likes of Snow Patrol, Lewis Capaldi and Kodaline. The band’s most recent EP, A Cure For Living, arrived in February, following 2018’s Seatbelts for Aeroplanes.
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"We’ve covered ‘Wonderful Remark’, which was on the soundtrack of The King Of Comedy, one of my mate Andy's favourite films. He used to sing it all the time on the way out of the pub. He taught me it and it became our drunken anthem. It's a beautiful melody and lyrically I thought it was kind of appropriate for the times we're living in now. I also wanted to hear Lauren's harmonies all over it!"
Watch Brand New Friend perform 'Wonderful Remark' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the coming days on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.