The Last Dinner Party revamp Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘Mandinka’

"Sinéad didn’t give a f**k if she lost any fans or negative press.”


The Last Dinner Party, the band currently turning everyone’s heads, have just dropped a new rendition of Sinéad O’Connor’s hit ‘Mandinka’.

They’re not just any band – the ladies have clinched a spot on the BRIT Rising Star shortlist and are also eyeing the MTV Push 2024. With their debut album on the horizon next year, this is a group making waves.

As part of their stint with Apple Music London Sessions, hosted by Matt Wilkinson, the band was given the creative reins to choose a cover. They went for gold, picking one of the most celebrated vocalists in music history – Sinéad O’Connor.

In the studio, The Last Dinner Party reworked the 1987 hit ‘Mandinka’. Discussing O’Connor’s influence, the band’s own Abigail Morris admires her unapologetic spirit: “she didn’t give a f**k if she lost any fans or negative press.”

Their rendition transforms ‘Mandinka’ into a captivating experience. Abigail elaborates:

“It was a real, real beast, really intimidating, but it was really fun, it was really freeing and it’s a wonderful song. Another reason why we did it is our manager, Tara, is an Irish woman and she suggested that we do it, so we dedicate it to her; this one is for Tara.”

We had the pleasure of seeing The Last Dinner Party rock out at the Manchester Academy 2. It was a five-star experience. Read our review here:

★★★★★ The Last Dinner Party at Manchester Academy 2 review | A riotous musical feast

Give the new tune a listen below.

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