Ryan Adams’s done a version of Tegan & Sara’s ‘Back In Your Head’ for their ‘The Con X: Covers’ record, turning the piano driven original into a frantic alt-rock track. ‘The Con X: Covers’ is due out on 20th October, with proceeds going to The Tegan and Sara Foundation.
Tusks has debuted the video for her spellbinding cover of Foals’ ‘London Thunder’. The track is taken from her debut album, ‘Dissolve’. There’ll be an album launch party at Kamio in London on 15th November.
Watch ‘London Thunder’ below.
The Big Moon have performed a cover of ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’. The band tackled Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 mega-ballad for the AV Club, and it’s quite something. The clip follows the release of the band’s Mercury-nominated debut album ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’released earlier this year.
The Preatures have covered Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’. The cover, recorded for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’ series, sees the band ditch the strings from the original and dial up the guitars while singer Izzi Manfredi delivers a belter.
The Preatures released their album ‘Girlhood’ back in August, and also played a track from the record on the show. You can listen to their live version of ‘Mess It Up’ below as well.
People around the world are paying tributes to the Goblin Prince in all manner of forms, and Aussie lads Gang of Youths have done their part in honouring David Bowie by releasing a magical rendition of Heroes. The cover replaces Bowies 70s sound with a Gang of Youths signature Kansas-esque strings backing and a marching kick drum, as well as dreamy synth and guitar hooks.
Chvrches are no strangers to covers. Their latest comes in the form of Tegan & Sara’s ‘Call It Off’ turning into a synth-laden dreamscape with Lauren Mayberry’s delicate vocals bleeding the emotional side of the lyrics-
The synths from Martin Doherty and Iain Cook create the perfect luscious canvas for Mayberry to work her magic to give ‘Call It Off’ a whole new dimension from the lo-fi guitar driven original. It’s the first taste of new material from the Scottish band.
All this time, lurking inside Justin Timberlake’s Timbaland-produced 2006 hit “My Love,” there was an xx song. Jamie xx, Romy Madley Croft, and Oliver Sim drew it out during their latest appearance for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge; in place of the original’s T.I. verse, Sim substituted a few lines from another FutureSex/LoveSounds single, “LoveStoned.”