Tokyo Police Club set themselves a challenge: record 10 covers in 10 days. I love their cover of the Miley Cyrus “classic” Party in the USA. It is 100% Tokyo Police Club, and 100% awesome.
I have listened to this song so many times that I have almost forgotten that its a cover. Its haunting and moving, and so different from the original song (by Arcade Fire). Peter Gabriel’s album “Scratch my back”, covering some of his favourite songs with a full orchestra, is a can’t miss, and one you should check out if you haven’t already.
About ten years ago, I had the pleasure of working on this short film from Film Friday, called Dragonquest. I have been so in love with this little film since then, and even after all this time, I am always happy to encounter Melissa, Adam, Joseph, Cal and Matt. It hasn’t been online for me to share since then, so I’m really happy to be able to finally share this with you now.
When I was a teenager, I didn’t really get the Talking Heads. They were weird, and not very musical (I thought at the time). As I get older though, I find I enjoy the talking heads more and more. And She Was is one of my favourites. I really dig this cover of And She Was by Twin Forks.
I love this cover of Talk Talk’s Life’s What you Make It by Placebo. The song is recognizably like the original, but the sound is pure Placebo (I’ve mentioned Placebo’s covers before, and they always reliably fall into my criteria for what makes a good cover).