Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Fidlar ‘xanny’

Californian skate punk royalty FIDLAR graced the triple j Like A Version studio to deliver a raucous performance. The band performed ‘By Myself’, the lead single off their latest release, Almost Free. They also treated us to a reimagined version of Billie Eilish track ‘xanny’.

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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.

Best Covers: Karen O & Danger Mouse “Perfect Day”

Earlier this year, Karen O and Danger Mouse released a collaborative album, Lux Prima. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader and producer recently shared a documentaryabout the making of the album, and they also recently stopped by the SiriusXMU studios for a session, where they covered a Lou Reed classic.

Naturally, O is a Reed fan — she helped induct the late musician into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in 2015 — and her and Danger Mouse covered “Perfect Day” for the session. O and Danger Mouse’s take on the track is strait-laced but impactful.

Best Covers: Aurora ‘Half The World Away’

Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away.’

Half the World Away” was written and recorded by Oasis’ Noel Gallagher in late 1994. It was released as the B-Side to the single “Whatever” and later became the theme song for the British series The Royle Family in 1998. Aurora’s version of “Half of the World Away” is fuller in sound with piano, soaring strings and bells accompanying her bright-eyed performance.

Best Covers: Dr. Dog ‘Hear It Races’

Dr. Dog  reinterprets  Architecture In Helsinki’  tropical trip-hop track with its own brand of soulful indie rock. While not as abstract as the original, the song’s melody lends itself nicely to Dr. Dog’s accessible guitar rock sound. The clip captures the energy of the band’s celebrated live performance, switching between slow motion action shots and close-ups of the dancing audience soaking in the vibes of the Philly rockers.