Feature: We Play 'What Song...' with Andrew Coates from Black Cab

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Melbourne's Black Cab today release 明 (Akira)! They've also got a series of shows starting in Brizzy tonight, then Melbourne and Sydney. Andrew Coates from Black Cab shares some of the tracks he loves in our latest 'What Song...'.

What song reminds you of your youth?  
Simple Mind's 'New Gold Dream 81, 82, 83, 84' (that's how old I am). The first two albums I ever bought with my own meager funds was New Gold Dream by Simple Minds and Sade's Diamond Life. I thought I was pretty hip and smooth. I wasn't.

What song is your ultimate party track?
Prince's 'When You Were Mine'. A simple track that's outrageously uplifting and gorgeously innocent yet sung by a guy who flounced about on stage with no pants. Excellent.

What song would you make your theme song?
Wagner's 'Ride Of the Valkyries'. Good get-the-fuck-out-of-the-way music. Bit like the Cab's music career - uplifting at times but it's probably not going to end well...

What song reminds you of your first heartbreak?
The Smiths 'How Soon Is Now?'. Top shelf misery - is there a more depressing tale ever told? No there is not.

What do you have on repeat right now?
'Hyperborean' by Arild Andersen. Incredible piece. Usually have something on repeat by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose music gets more and more beautiful and interesting with each album (check out 2016's Orphée LP)

What song is your guilty pleasure?
Judy Tzuke's - 'Stay With Me Til Dawn'. The finest song ever written in this universe and the next for all time. Yep.

Catch Black Cab on tour at the below dates:
August 4 - Brisbane – GOMA Up Late QAGOMA
August 18 - Melbourne – Howler
Augsut 26 - Sydney - Oxford Arts Factory