Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: King Krule ‘Forever Dolphin Love’

On Tuesday the 3rd of April, King Krule was invited to play a few songs, live on BBC Radio 1. Those included ‘Biscuit Town’ and ‘Logos’ from his latest album The Ooz, and an outstanding take on Connan Mockasin’s ‘Forever Dolphin Love’.

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Best Covers: Billie Eilish “Call Me Back”

Billie Eilish showed off her distinct voice by covering an acoustic version of The Strokes’ song “Call Me Back” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon also had the artist on his show on March 23 where she performed one of her most popular earlier songs, “bellyache.”

Best Covers: Odina “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Barcelona born, London based performer Odina covers “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Named after Mount Odina in Northern Spain, Odina’s stripped back cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” captures the despair and desperation of Joy Division’s original. You can hear the pain and frustration in her raw, emotive vocals when she sings the famed chorus while the subtle instrumentation tugs at the heart strings.

 

Best Covers: Lana Del Rey ‘You Must Love Me’

Lana Del Rey’s covered a song by Madonna, but it might not be a track you were expecting.

She’s taken on a song from ‘Evita’ while contributing to Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new album ‘Unmasked: The Platinum Collection’, which sees a bunch of artists doing their own covers of his show tunes. She’s offered up a version of ‘You Must Love Me’ (the only track in the movie that wasn’t also featured in the stage play).

Best Covers: Phoenix ‘No Woman’

After aggressively touring North America in support of last year’s Ti Amo, Phoenix are currently making their way through Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Amidst a trio of dates in Australia this past week, the French outfit swung by triple j radio to contribute a cut to the station’s popular Like a Version series, which has pretty much morphed into the go-to destination for innovative covers. Their cover? Whitney’s “No Woman”.

It’s a bold choice for the electro-rockers, as Whitney’s inimitable country soul is as analog as they come. Phoenix’s take quickens the song’s pulse while swapping out the Chicago band’s melancholic strings and bluesy guitar for warm synths and a crisp beat.