It’s time for another Mark Linkous number in the tribute project, this time in the form of the quite simply stunning Chantal Acda aka Sleepingdog. What a lot of people don’t know is that Chantal and I have started the early stages of a record together. We’re going under the moniker Nine Threads and we have a few songs that we’ve been passing to each other. She recently took one of my ideas and turned it into a sublime little number. It had some idea of where it wanted to go, but her voice and ideas gave it direction. She’s a truly brilliant musician and if her new stuff is anything to go by (I’ve had a sneak preview) she is going to become very well known and very popular very quickly indeed.
Anyways, our project all kind of came together as we bonded over dEUS and our grief and sadness at the news of Mark Linkous’ death. Unlike most people involved in this project Chantal had the pleasure of meeting Mark Linkous and I believe they too bonded over their love of horses. So it’s very fitting that she chose such a beautiful song to cover for the project. Taken from his debut record ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ this song is just simply beautiful. I cannot describe how much I love it. So I’ve included a video of him playing it live to accompany this piece.
In the meantime, you should check out Sleepingdog here. And come along and see her in Edinburgh and Glasgow on 2nd and 3rd June when she plays the Roxy Art House and Brel respectively, with me for support. Also, check out Sparklehorse here and download the song HERE. Please support this important project as we try and raise money to support Depression Alliance UK. A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Come on people. Buy the tunes. Your support is appreciated. Thanks.