Saturday, 23 January 2016

Ten Cover Songs To Enhance Your Weekend

1. Violet (Hole) by Lauren Tate (Hands Off Gretel)
Not an easy song to pull off vocally, but Hands Off Gretel's Lauren Tate has a voice that can easily rival Courtney Love.
2. Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) by Charli XCX
Charli and her band turned Taylor's hit into a spunky pop-punk anthem for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

3. Oblivion (Grimes) by Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand did a live, unplugged version of Grimes' hugely addictive song for a French radio station.

4. Needle In The Hay (Elliott Smith) by Juliana Hatfield
Recorded for the I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson compilation, Juliana puts her own spin on Elliott's song, without sacrificing any of the original's intensity.

5. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths) by Dum Dum Girls
This fuzzy cover can be found of the bands' EP, He Gets Me High.

6. Lies (CHVRCHES) by Muse
Another Live Lounge gem - Muse took CHVRCHES' dark synth pop track and added in some fuzzy bass and distortion.
7. Falling (Haim) by CHVRCHES
I love this cover. CHVRCHES turned a song I like into a blippy, synthy song that I love.
8. On a Mission (Katy B) by The Skints
The Skints stripped back, toned-down version is just as catchy as Katy B's version.
9. The Mother We Share (CHVRCHES) by SOAK
I know, I've two CHVRCHES covers in this list... but that's how good they both are! SOAK’s acoustic version of this song adds a tenderness and fragility.

10. Stay With Me (Sam Smith) by FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs managed to take Sam Smith's boring, overrated shit-fest and turn it into a darkly, haunting, actually interesting song - wow!

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