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(365) Days of Favorites//3.20.22

There’s a pain, it does ripple
Through my frame, makes me lame
There’s a thorn in my side
It’s the shame, it’s the prize

Of you and me, ever changing
Moving on now, moving fast
And this touch must be wanting
Must become through your ask

But I mean dare to tell you
That I love you – it never ends
And I bled everyday now
For a year, for a year

The Irrepressibles – In This Shirt [from Mirror Mirror]

The Irrepressibles

#365days2022

[hot off the press] The Irrepressibles

FADER just premiered a fantastic Hercules and Love Affair remix of The Irrepressibles standout single In This Shirt.

Premiering the track, Fader wrote, “The somber, orchestral original gets revamped with sparkling synths and marimbas, reminiscent of ‘90s Euro house. The vividly upbeat trance and techno elements, paired with Irrepressibles lead singer Jamie McDermott’s mournful vocals, come together to create a track that is, in a word, irrepressible.”  Check out the remix HERE.

But there’s more…

The release of Hercules and Love Affiar’s remix leads into the group’s upcoming release of Mirror Mirror digitally in America on August 9th, followed by a special edition of the album October 25th.  The special edition features exclusive remixes from the likes of Röyksopp, Zero 7, Hercules and Love Affair, and much, much, more.

For a taste of the album, the chamber popsters have also made Forget The Past available as a free download (grab it below), as well as a plethora of videos for your viewing pleasure:

Performance video of Forget The Past HERE
The band performing in their creation The Human Music Box HERE
Footage from the movie The Forgotten Circus HERE
Roy Raz’ video for the track HERE (NSFW).

♫ The Irrepressibles – Forget The Past ♫

[source: girlie action]

[on repeat] The Irrepressibles

So I was watching So You Think You Can Dance the other night (don’t mock me, the show is legit and it always features good tunes) and I was introduced to The Irrepressibles.

The song in question, In This Shirt, was featured in a stunning piece, choreographed by Stacey Tookey, and danced beautifully by some of the shows contemporary dancers (watch the video below).  Not to take anything away from Stacey and the dancers, but it was the music that truly made this piece what it was.

I’m a sucker for symphonic strings and fantastical lyrics, so it’s needless to say I was instantly intrigued upon hearing the music.  Once the dance had concluded, I immediately turned to world wide web for more and soon learned that The Irrepressibles is a ten-member orchestral ensemble led by composer and musician Jamie McDermott, described by The Sunday Times as “an enchantingly theatrical pop extravaganza.”  I couldn’t agree more with that description.

They have recorded one studio album, Mirror Mirror, and a seven track CD/DVD package entitled From The Circus to the Sea, both of which have garnered critical acclaim. As a group, they have been compared to, and cited influences from, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Antony & The Johnsons, and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.  I would also compare them to the likes of iamamiwhoami, Yann Tiersen, and Musée Mécanique.

Enjoy the goodies below and be sure to check out more from these chamber popsters.  I guarantee, if you’re a fan of music, you’ll be a fan The Irrepressibles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hP8diaf10c

The Irrepressibles – In This Shirt
The Irrepressibles – In This Shirt (Röyksopp remix)