2021 Was A Year Full Of Covers – TURN UP THE VOLUME Picked 10

1. ‘Where Is My Mind’ by NANDI BUSHELL

Original by Pixies.
From their 1988 debut LP Surfer Rosa.

This 11-year-old British-Zulu musician of South African
descent and media star is just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.


2. ‘The Ship Song’ by NELL SMITH and THE FLAMING LIPS (USA)

Original by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The cover is part of a full Nick Cave tribute LP called
Where The Viaduct Looms by The Flaming Lips and
the wondrous voice of 13-year-old songstress Nell Smith.


3. ‘You Are A Runner And I Am Your Father’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)

Original by Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade.

Porridge Radio vox Dana Margolin sends shivers
down your spine. Goosebumps all the way.


4. ‘Highway To Hell’ by TOM MORELLO, THE BOSS and EDDIE VEDDER

Original by AC/DC.

Part of Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello‘s
2021 album The Atlas Underground Fire.


5. ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by LEE ROGERS (Northern Ireland)

Original by Bee Gees.
This warm Americana voice out of Northern Ireland slows
the classic down, drenches it in a nostalgic sepia bath, and
gives it a haunting and soul-stirring twist corresponding with
the somber lyrics. Compelling version!


6. ‘Run Run Run’ by KURT VILE

Original by The Velvet Underground.

From I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico,
celebrating the iconic NYC mavericks, and more specifically their debut
masterpiece LP of 1967.

Kurt Vile‘s pumped-up version of ‘Run Run Run’ is a striking steamroller…


7. ‘Finest Worksong’ by DESPERATE JOURNALIST (UK)

Original by R.E.M.

This North London band nailed it, spot-on!

From A Carnival of Sorts: R​.​E​.​M. Covers Compilation,
released last August.


8. ‘Paperback Writer’ by SAXON

Original by The Beatles

Britsih veteran metalheads seem to have big fun with this cover, so am I.


9. Sad But True’ by ROYAL BLOOD (UK)

Original by Metallica.

From the massive covers compilation called The Metallica Blacklist
featuring no less than 53 artists interpreting a Black Album song, the
breakthrough LP that was released 30 years ago.

Wham royal bloody wham bam…


10. ‘Silver Machine’ by TOYAH and ROBERT FRIPP

Original by Hawkind (with Lemmy)

Every Sunday for about two years now, the famous British songstress and
her King Crimson husband Robert Fripp entertained us (and still do it) via
YouTube with covers of big crackers. Their performances were/are ridiculously
hilarious. Definitely the stand-up rock comedians of 2021.

Let’s roll…

PORRIDGE RADIO Strikes With Two Spine-Chilling WOLF PARADE Covers

11 August 2021

Who: Up and coming indie rockers from Brighton,
led by the alluring singer-songwriter Dana Margolin.
Last year they delivered one of the best albums of
2020 with Every Bad.


Two old songs (2005 and 2017) by Canadian rockers WOLF PARADE

Dana Margolin: “I looked through their back catalog and chose
2 songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager.”

Hear them both here…

The original versions…

– You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son –

– New Slang –


WOLF PARADE Dropped Another Track From New Album – Listen To ‘JULIA TAKE YOUR MAN HOME’…

New sonic impulses

Canadian indie stars WOLF PARADE release their new longplayer THIN MIND on
24th January. It’s their second album since getting back together in 2017 and their first
since becoming a trio after longtime member Dante DeCaro left. The band already shared two cuts from the new LP, the poppy synth tune Against The Day and speedy ripsnorter Forest Green .

And here’s another new one. JULIA TAKE YOUR MAN HOME is an ardent piece about a lousy husband that develops slowly but surely into an anthem-like chant with vibey synths, glimmering guitars and imposing vocals by Spencer Krug .

Tune in here…


New album THIN MIND out 24th January – more info here