It feels like the whole world is still in mourning. The loss of David Bowie was an unexpected blow. Much like Lemmy, David Bowie was one of those cats you could see living forever.
Following his passing, some good has come from the crippling news. Bowie’s latest record ‘Blackstar‘ is rocketing up the charts posthumously, with first pressings of the vinyl selling out entirely in the UK. Rough Trade are donating 100% of all David Bowie record sales to Cancer Research UK throughout January. All over the world people are getting Bowie crazy, with tributes and all nighters taking place to honour the icon (i’m off to a Bowie tribute night this evening as it happens!)
Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses decided to honour the legacy of ‘The Goblin King’ with a cover of ‘Ziggy Stardust‘, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday evening. Donning their David Bowie caps (or should it be thigh high boots and eye patches?) the boys shine in this fuzzy, blissed out rendition.
In a statement released on their Facebook, Pulled Apart By Horses said this of the cover:
‘On Sunday January 10th, 2016, the world lost one of the most important and influential musicians of all time, David Bowie. Along with the millions of people all over the world who’s lives he had touched, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news. We’re all huge fans of his work, so at band practice on Monday night we decided to learn and record a tribute to him and his incredible legacy. We’ve covered one of our favourite tracks, ‘Ziggy Stardust’
The single will be available to buy on iTunes this Friday (January 15th) and all profits from the track will go straight to Teenage Cancer Trust which is an amazing cause.
Long live The Goblin King!
You can check out the track in full below, and purchase it through iTunes by clicking the artwork beneath!