Last year we drew your attention to 11-year-old Sungha Jung from Korea, fingerpicking his way through With Or Without You – which he also played live at the 2009 Time to Rock festival. This year, he’s tackled One. The arrangement is by Jacques Stotzem. More Sungha Jung video’s on his YouTube channel.
The Wrecking Tries on a Pair of Sexy Boots
The Wrecking play a nifty cover of U2’s Get On Your Boots on ‘Raw Sessions’, an online Video series that films up-and-coming artists as they perform acoustic versions of top 40 songs.
Elbow’s Guy Garvey: ‘We Were Huge U2 Fans’
Guy Garvey, lead singer of the British band Elbow, says the band members were all U2 fans. Elbow, who won the 2008 Mercury prize, has recorded U2’s song Running to Standstill for the new War Child album, ‘Heroes’.
Garvey says it was the first song the band ever learnt together:
“We were huge U2 fans… it was the first thing we ever played together as nippers”, said Garvey. “It was too lovely a thing that we’d also covered it many, many moons ago.”
You can listen to Guy Garvey being interviewed by XFM’s Ian Camfield, and you can also hear Elbow’s lush cover of ‘Running To Stand Still’ on the XFM website.
The War Child album ‘Heroes’ will be released on February 16th.