12 April, 2017

Lisa Hannigan – ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’

Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan has released a haunting cover of David Bowie’s ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ in the lead up to her Australian tour next month.

Following the mesmerising folk sounds of her 2016 album¬†At Swim, Lisa’s rendition of the Bowie classic features sombre, minimal verses that highlight the song’s dark lyrics. It’s a seamless continuation of At Swim‘s profound sense of isolation and homesickness which bewitched a sold-out audience at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last year.¬†The real magic comes in the chorus however, as layers of Lisa’s angelic voice leap over high notes and soulful harmonies. Her sweet, breathy voice simultaneously hypnotises the listener and makes the track distinctively her own.

For her first Australian headline tour, Lisa will play a string of intimate shows including Sydney’s Vivid Festival on Tuesday, 30 May.

Tour dates

Tue 23 May
Fly By Night
Thu 25 May
Thornbury Theatre
Fri 26 May
Memorial Hall
Sat 27 May
Old Museum
Sun 28 May
Lizotte's Newcastle 18+
Tue 30 May
Sydney Opera House