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.
London’s Another Sky are a new band, but it doesn’t mean they’re small. Their debut EP, Forget Yourself, was met with a tonne of love and acclaim over in the UK with the then-unidentifiable group drawing comparisons to everyone from Radiohead to Four Tet – or somewhere in between.
The London four-piece return with their latest single ‘Apple Tree’, a masterful work in atmospherics and emotion: in part uplifting, cushioned by jangling guitars; in part sombre, as Another Sky step back and wrap themselves in soft reverberations.
People were surprised when Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift’s entire 1989 album, but it’s even more surprising to hear him covering Radiohead. Yet Adams did just that during a BBC Radio 2 session Saturday. After performing his Prisoner single “Doomsday,” Adams delivered a simple, beautiful solo cover of “Karma Police” .
The four-piece who are all in their early twenties have a broad palette and draw inspiration from a variety of tasteful sources. They use intelligent dance music production techniques to add engaging psychedelic flourishes and hypnotic rhythms, which vigour to what would otherwise be a brittle tender piece.
In terms of their indie sensibilities, Oxford newcomers Low Island draw inspiration from Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, and Arthur Russell.