In­die an­thems for Euro 2012

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Inside - lmur­phy@irish­times.com By Lau­ren Mur­phy

Dublin’s Indiecater Records are hop­ing to wedge sev­eral new en­tries into the an­thol­ogy of clas­sic foot­ball an­thems with their new com­pi­la­tion, Sing Up for the Boys in Green.

The la­bel has re­leased sev­eral themed com­pi­la­tions in the past, in­clud­ing an in­ter­na­tional one to com­mem­o­rate the World Cup in 2010, but since Ire­land has ac­tu­ally qual­i­fied for this sum­mer’s Euro 2012, a col­lec­tion of Ir­ish-ori­ented tunes was re­quired to give in­die mu­sic fans an al­ter­na­tive sound­track to the tour­na­ment.

Eight Ir­ish and two Amer­i­can bands/artists have writ­ten songs for the com­pi­la­tion, in­clud­ing Grand Pocket Or­ches­tra who of­fer Shit­kicker, The Holy Ro­man Army with Roys­ton Flies into the Heart of Dark­ness and Youth Mass whose con­tri­bu­tion is Sea of Green.

There is a song about John Aldridge’s rant from the side­lines at USA ’94, and even one about Giovanni Trap­pa­toni’s in­ter­preter, Manuela Spinelli.

Sing Up for the Boys in Green is avail­able to down­load from Mon­day, and is stream­ing in full at

indiecater.com now.

The Voice – John Aldrige – gives it a lash dur­ing the most im­por­tant fi­nals of his ca­reer – the 2006 Char­ity You’re a Star fi­nals

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