Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Ryan Adams ‘Back In Your Head’

Ryan Adams’s done a version of Tegan & Sara’s ‘Back In Your Head’ for their ‘The Con X: Covers’ record, turning the piano driven original into a frantic alt-rock track.  ‘The Con X: Covers’ is due out on 20th October, with proceeds going to The Tegan and Sara Foundation.

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Best Covers: The Preatures ‘Everything Now’

The Preatures have covered Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’. The cover, recorded for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’ series, sees the band ditch the strings from the original and dial up the guitars while singer Izzi Manfredi delivers a belter.

 

The Preatures released their album ‘Girlhood’ back in August, and also played a track from the record on the show. You can listen to their live version of ‘Mess It Up’ below as well.

Best Covers: Chvrches ‘Call It Off’

Chvrches are no strangers to covers. Their latest comes in the form of Tegan & Sara’s ‘Call It Off’ turning into a synth-laden dreamscape with Lauren Mayberry’s delicate vocals bleeding the emotional side of the lyrics-

The synths from Martin Doherty and Iain Cook create the perfect luscious canvas for Mayberry to work her magic to give ‘Call It Off’ a whole new dimension from the lo-fi guitar driven original. It’s the first taste of new material from the Scottish band.

Best Covers: The xx “My Love”

All this time, lurking inside Justin Timberlake’s Timbaland-produced 2006 hit “My Love,” there was an xx song. Jamie xx, Romy Madley Croft, and Oliver Sim drew it out during their latest appearance for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge; in place of the original’s T.I. verse, Sim substituted a few lines from another FutureSex/LoveSounds single, “LoveStoned.”