FATHER JOHN MISTY Covers STEVIE WONDER Pearl With Stirring Affection

21 September 2022

(photo by Noël McGrath)

Joshua Michael Tillman (41) aka Father John Misty
shared a 6-track live EP recorded last March at the
famous New York studio ‘Electric Lady‘.

The EP includes reworkings of songs from this year’s longplayer
Chloë And The Next 20th Century and his cover of a Stevie Wonder
pearl, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) from his 1972
LP Talking Book.

A truly stirring and affected version.

The Stevie Wonder original

FJM: Facebook – Instagram

Goosebumps – Manchester Collective SYLVETTE Cover Heavyhearted NIN Musing

17 September 2022

Photo credit: Jade Ashley Yong

Who: Manchester five-piece Sylvette, formed 6 years ago. They have built a cult fan base around the country with their dynamic blend of emotive art-rock and Kafkaesque lyrics. Describing themselves as “Björk meets Black Midi, Nine Inch Nails and Black Country New Road”, the band’s name is inspired by the enchanting muse who appears in many of Picasso’s famous paintings.

They’re ready to go on the road. But first, their goosebumps cover of RIGHT WHERE
, a pearl of a ballad by Nine Inch Nails (from their 2005 With Teeth LP).

“”Right Where It Belongs’ is the first cover we’ve ever played together that really felt like we made it our own. The song is about questioning your reality and how going through change
and trauma can distort the way you perceive yourself. It really felt appropriate for the theme
of our upcoming album ‘Single Thread’, so we made it the closing track on the record.”

Whereas mastermind Trent Reznor‘s performance is eerie Sylvette‘s take resonates fragile, sending shivers down your spine. like Sigur Ros does so wonderfully. I’m sure Reznor will like it.

Tune in.

NIN’s original.

SYLVETTE: Facebook – Instagram

Darkwave Mavericks COLD CAVE Cover PSYCHIC TV – Hear Their Whipped Up Version Of ‘GODSTAR’ Here

5 September 2022

Los Angeles’ darkwave act COLD CAVE, the brainchild of
Wesley Eisold are ready for some live action (tour dates below).

Ahead of it they shared their terrifically bouncy cover of GODSTAR.

A 1985 PSYCHIC TV (British influential electro-dance legends conducted by
the late great Genesis P-Orridge) classic about the late blonde Rolling Stones’
God Brian Jones.

Feel the heat, capture the beat here…

Psychic TV original

COLD CAVE: Facebook – Instagram

Metalheads HEARTS & HAND GRENADES Hit Hard On Cover Of RAG’n’BONE MAN Blockbuster Hit ‘HUMAN’

23 August 2022

Who: Towering American hard rock group from Buffalo, NY
fronted by Stephanie Wlosinski on lead vocals and bass guitar.

These thunder and lighting metalheads have guts. Covering Rage’n’Bone Man‘s
global 2017 blockbuster hit Human (more than 715 million streams on Spotify)
isn’t without risk, but they nail it with their speed-up, cast-iron, and riff-insane take.
A totally different beast. A hammer blow with a grenade explosion impact.

I’m sure a duet of Rag’n’Bone‘s killer voice and the titanic pipes
of frontwoman Stephanie Wlosinski‘s would shock the world.

Metal junks are human too…

Also storming on Spotify

The R’n’B man’s original

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES: Spotify – Instagram

COVER OF THE WEEK – Graceful TOYAH And Her Rhythm Slaves

19 August 2022

TOYAH and ROBERT FRIPP do not need an introduction whatsoever anymore,
if you ask me (also if you don’t ask me). Both had/have notable successful careers
and both together have their Sunday lunch on YouTube, every week for more
than two years now.

About 2 months ago the lovebirds picked Grace Jones‘s giant 1985 hit
Slave to the Rhythm to entertain us with it on the laziest day of the week.

Recently T & R recorded their cover of that soulful pearl, fully orchestrated,
as a new Toyah single, and shared an accompanying video so you can join
sexy Toyah for a little dance to this sensuous interpretation with her seductive
posh pop voice as the star in the middle and the trippy guitars of King Robert
and Simon Darlow on the sides, left and right. They’re rhythm slaves to Toyah.

your hips, ladies, and gents.

The gracious original

And more TOYAH news.

Remastered and expanded editions of her Gold-selling album
Anthem (which turned 20 years last year) will be launched on
9 September.

Pre-order info via Cherry Red Records


9 August 2022

Alluring Filipino-British singer-songwriter BEABADOOBEE (born Beatrice Kristi Laus,
22 years ago in Iloilo City, Philippines, now living in London) released her 2nd sparkling
pop full-length Beatopia 3 weeks ago.

Before starting her world tour to promote Beatopia she stopped by the studio
of SiriusXM (a broadcasting company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, NYC
that provides satellite radio and online radio services) where she played a gracious
cover version of Here’s Where The Story Ends, a sweet pearl by former British
dream popsters The Sundays.


The Sundays’ original

BEABADOBEE: Facebook – Instagram – Beatopia

Cheerleader TOYAH And Rebel ROBERT Yell

Wow! Toyah jumping forth and back, and up and down like an 18-year-old
cheerleader, while she yells like a rebel at Robert (and us), excites the senses.

Oh yeah, the two YouTube idols score once again.

Coincidence or not but the blond punk God Billy Idol
released his self-titled debut LP 40 years ago (16 July 1982).

Anyway, take a deep breath,
ladies, and gents, and YELL!

It helps to kick off a new week…

C’mon Billy, you can still yell too…

TOYAH: Facebook