The Best Live Throwbacks As Covered By Your Favourite Artists
From retro favourites to Aussie anthems, all the tracks you forgot you loved have been brought back to life with these fresh takes.
The Creases – ‘You Get What You Give’ (New Radicals)
Brissy rockers The Creases delivered a lush cover of the New Radicals classic ‘You Get What You Give‘ for triple j’s Like A Version. Filling the studio with a rich assortment of guitars, keys and drums, singer Joe Agius’ voice remains cool as always even when he reaches beyond his normal low swagger for the falsetto pre-chorus. Jarrod Mahon provides backing chants that you can’t help joining in with as he shreds the bass too. The Creases tremendous debut album Tremolow is out now.
Cloud Control – ‘Dreams’ (The Cranberries)
Cloud Control shared a dreamy cover for triple j’s Like A Version, taking on The Cranberries epic hit ‘Dreams’. With Alister Wright taking on the lead vocals, the Sydney band’s rendition is incredibly tender and vulnerable. Many moments of light and shade create magic in the five minute performance, but perhaps the most breathtaking is Heidi Lenferr’s ethereal voice in the track’s poignant outro. Cloud Control have just released their soulful pop album ZONE.
Lorde – ‘In The Air Tonight’ (Phil Collins)
Powerful pop queen Lorde brought her signature sass and soul to the Phil Collins mega-hit ‘In The Air Tonight’ for BBC Radio1. Her supreme vocal talents are clear for all to hear as she croons in complete control over a minimal arrangement of guitar and synth, but when the drums finally kick in her energy and joy are palpable. Lorde is touring her new album Melodrama across Australia and New Zealand this November. We can feel it coming, oh Lorde!
Wolf Alice – ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ (Green Day)
Indie-rockers Wolf Alice brought their delicate touch to Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ for BBC Radio1. With just an electric guitar and Ellie Rowsell’s voice, the cover remains mellow and contemplative, bringing the not-so-punk track’s reflective lyrics to the forefront. Ellie’s voice is soft and vulnerable as she delivers the vocals with undeniably beautiful emotion. Wolf Alice‘s second album Visions Of A Life is out now.
Royal Blood – ‘My Sharona’ (The Knack)
UK rockers Royal Blood have unleashed a mind-numbing cover of The Knack’s ridiculously catchy track ‘My Sharona’. With their pounding drums and the thickest, crunchiest bass tone you have ever heard, the two-piece tear through their blistering rendition for BBC Radio1, only ever pausing to make their blast of sound even more explosive when it returns. The kooky ’70s track has never sounded so badass. Royal Blood will be on our turf next April and May for an epic headline tour.
The Killers – ‘Forgotten Years’ (Midnight Oil)
The Killers cracked out a ripping rendition of the Aussie rock anthem ‘Forgotten Years‘ at the AFL Grand Final, announcing “Don’t forget to thank god for Midnight Oil”. The powerful track had the whole MCG singing along with the Las Vegas rock ‘n’ rollers, who belted out out the classic with electrifying passion. The Killers are flying back to our shores next April for a string of massive shows celebrating their latest album Wonderful Wonderful.