Fast Forward is our most ambitious project to date and it has taken over a year to come to fruition. The premise was simple; we asked some of our favourite bands to write about one of the 32 countries participating in South Africa 2010, the only stipulation being that the song be themed on their chosen country and if possible be football related. As you can imagine this definition was interpreted in about 32 different ways but the results are as colourful, imaginative and exciting as the event they will be used to showcase.
We wanted Fast Forward to be accessible to as many people at possible so it has been priced at a pocket friendly fiver. Yep, 5 euro (there are a limited number of Indiecater memory sticks loaded with the album for €10 including delivery) and the cream of indiedom draped in the flags of the world best footballing countries is yours. For this you’ll get 32 songs, the striking original artwork by Alan Barrett and a digital World Cup scrapbook containing lyrics and facts about the compilation. As with every Indiecater release you can listen to this album before you buy it. We’ve set out the tracklisting below based on the World Cup groupings so you can take it all in over several visits if you wish. This compilation has somewhat healed the scars of Ireland not qualifying and will hopefully enhance your enjoyment of what is sure to be a fantastic tournament.
Standard Fare – Va Va Mexico
The Dirty 9s – Ballad of El Diego
My Brother Woody – Carlos Dreams of World Cup Glory
Echo Orbiter – Game Without A Name
Detox Cute and the Beauty Junkies – St George’s Day
…The quality really is astonishingly high, with these 32 songs consistently showing levels of warmth, humour, subtlety, imagination and musicality so rarely found in football-related songs….
…You’d be an awful curmudgeon if you didn’t find quite a few things to like on a compilation which would be a super addition to any World Cup party….
…range from the very good to the very bizarre, none of them is bog standard….
…the only musical accompaniment to the Copa del Mundo that you ought to be dancing to every morning….
…32 quality bands from Ireland and abroad won’t let you down…
…a world-beater of an idea…
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