Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Cat Power ‘Sea of Love’

Chan Marshall has been making music as Cat Power for about 20 years now. She was discovered by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar. Since then she has released 9 albums.  Cat Power’s cover “Sea of Love” -a  Phil Phillips’ classic-  was prominently featured in the acclaimed film Juno.

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Best Covers: Little Simz ‘Feel Good Inc.’

Little Simz and her backing group found the time to stop by Triple J to belt through a fairly faithful rendition of the Gorillaz stone cold classic Feel Good Inc.

It’s a pretty true-to-the-original cover, but given Simz manages to not only smash the vocals out of the park, but keep the unmistakable bass line solid as well, it’s worthy of significant praise.

Best Covers: Julia Jacklin ‘Someday’

The release comes as a break in touring for Jacklin who has just completed a run of sold-out headline shows in the UK and Europe earlier this year in support of her sophomore record, Crushing.

Best Covers: The Marías ”…Baby One More Time”

The Marías have released a video for their cover of Britney Spears hit ”…Baby One More Time.”

The Marías—lead singer and backing guitarist María, drummer and producer Josh Conway, lead guitarist Jesse Perlman, and keyboardist Edward James—are a Los Angeles-based psychedelic-soul group who fuse elements of indie, dream-pop, jazz and funk.

María’s soft and sultry vocals coincide with jazzy percussion, delicate synthesizers and hypnotic electric guitar tones in their bedroom pop-esque cover of Spears’ 1999 global hit song, ”…Baby One More Time.”

Best Covers: Sílvia Pérez Cruz ‘The man who sold the World’

“The Man Who Sold the World” is a song written and performed by David Bowie. It is the title track of his third album, which was released in the US in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971. The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu, who had a UK No. 3 hit with her version in 1974, and Nirvana.

In 2014, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, together with Raúl Fernández Miró (Refree), published her album, Granada, composed of 21 songs in which Nirvana songs are covered, such as ‘The man who sold the World.’

Best Covers: Pet Shop Boys ‘Go West’

‘Go West’ was released as a single on September 6, 1993. It is the song they originally chose to cover at their Hacienda concert the previous year. “I was at home in my flat”, recalls Chris, “playing, as I often do, The Village People’s Greatest Hits album and I thought ‘Go West’ would be a good song to play at a Derek Jarman event, a song about an idealistic, gay utopia. The video, which combines footage filmed in Moscow’s Red Square with an oblique tribute to A Matter of Life And Death, finds them in a new set of costumes: Neil in blue, Chris in yellow, and both of them wearing blue-and-yellow domes on their heads.