Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Phosphorescent “House Of Cards”

Back in October, Matthew Houck released a new album for his folk-rock project Phosphorescent. C’est La Vie is his first new album since 2013’s Muchacho.  He went on Sirius XMU to perform a new cover of Radiohead’s “House Of Cards” from their 2007 album In Rainbows. His is an acoustic, stripped down interpretation of the track.


Best Covers: Perfume Genius ‘No Shape’

Perfume Genius has been relatively quiet this year. Bar releasing ‘Reshaped’, a remix album of songs from last year’s No Shape’, there’s not been much on the menu for Mike Hadreas.

The singer has now shared a new cover though, of ‘Not For Me’ from ’60s singer Bobby Darin.

Best Covers: Christine And The Queens “No Ordinary Love”

Héloïse Letissier, the French singer-songwriter and producer behind Christine And The Queens, came out with a new album, Chris, back in September. Now, she’s back with her rendition of Sade’s classic “No Ordinary Love.”

Letissier’s version updates the original’s soulful R&B with fractured bass and sharp production. Sade broke her seven-year hiatus earlier this year with a new single. Christine And The Queens’ excellent homage underscores Sade’s legacy and solidifies Letissier’s unique pop perspective.

Best Covers: Rosie Carney ‘K.’

Donegal based singer songwriter Rosie Carney has made a cover version of New York group Cigarettes After Sex’s 2012 single ‘K’.  Her work is described as songs that feel lived-in and worn, conveying a bruised ache well beyond her years and her voice has “Bon Iver-esque tenderness, Laura Marling-like strength, and the haunting awareness of both”.

Best Covers: Fun Lovin’ Crimminals ‘Daylight’

A reworking of the Bobby Womack/Georgie Fame classic, ‘Daylight’ features a guest appearance from renowned vocalist Rowetta, of The Happy Mondays. ‘Daylight’ is the lead single lifted from forthcoming album ‘Another Mimosa’, set for release on January 18th 2019, in the 20th anniversary year of their cult album ‘Mimosa’. A variation on the theme of the 1999 album, which became a cult classic with Crims fans for featuring clever re-imaginings of classic covers, remixes and rarities, ‘Another Mimosa’ draws on their seminal influences from the last 20 years.


Best Covers: Cigarettes After Sex  ‘Neon Moon’

Cigarettes After Sex have shared “Neon Moon” a cover of the Brooks & Dunn track to end a highly successful 2018. The track is out now via Spanish Prayers. In this past year, the band played sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel/NYC, Ace + Fonda Theatre in LA. They released “Crush” 7” with “Sesame Syrup” B-Side which collectively has 20M+ streams. Self-titled debut has sold 350K+ copies worldwide and is out now via Partisan Records.