The second best piece of Sinead O'Connor-related news today, next to the wonderful open letter she wrote to Miley Cyrus, is that Iceage have covered her song “Jackie” for a new 7". The Danish punk band also cover “To The Comrades” by South Africa's Bahumutsi Drama Group. On paper, hardcore punk doing Afropop sounds unconvincing, but the band manage to deform the upbeat original into a dancing plague showtune. “Jackie” fits into the raging despair of You're Nothing more comfortably, though “comfort” isn't something to be found in those grimy, peeled-paint walls.
To The Comrades/Jackie is out November 19th via Matador.