Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Alien Tango ‘Getting Better’

Alien Tango has turned his oddball stylings to a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Getting Better’. Arriving with a video shot over the Thames in London, the cover follows the release of his four-and-a-half-minute album ‘Blink Pop Vol. 1’, which featured loads of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them made-for-TikTok shorts.

Best Covers: Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back”

The musical harmony between The Rolling Stones and Peter Tosh might have been temporary but the results are immortalized in this uplifting island sound of “Don’t Look Back.” Tosh’s one album on the Rolling Stones Record label will always be remembered for having Mick’s duet on this Temptations cover. “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back.”

The union of a Rolling Stone and a former member of the Wailers, relive the glorious islands sounds of “Don’t Look Back” as Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger turned this once Temptations b-side into a re-imagined seventies groovy laid back reggae classic.

Best Covers: Caroline Polachek “Breathless”

Since last year, former Chairlift singer Caroline Polachek has been performing a live cover of “Breathless,” the Grammy-nominated, “Mutt” Lange-produced 2000 hit from Irish pop-rockers the Corrs. Today Polachek has shared a studio recording of that cover. She’s done some excellent things with it, whisking the melodies into the futuristic avant-pop world of her debut album Pang

Best Covers: Ed Nash & Liz Lawrence ‘Mad World’

Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club has covered classic Tears for Fears ‘Mad World’ alongside Liz Lawrence – the single is in aid of Samaritans, which receives a higher volume of calls around Christmastime. 

Less dreary than the version made famous by Gary Jules in Donnie Darko, this is a more chipper interpretation that reflects the indie sensibilities of both Liz Lawrence and Ed Nash’s solo work, as well as that of his band.

Best Covers: Tame Impala ‘A Girl Like You’

Performing a spicy cover for triple j,Tame Impala headed to Perth’s ABC Studios to give their twist on Edwyn Collins’ 1994 classic ‘A Girl Like You’.

Originally featuring on Edwyn’s third solo album ‘Gorgeous George’, the group have given the hit a Tame twist, with Kevin Parker and co evolving the banger with their own hypnotic reinventionn.