Not-So-Copy-Cat Covers: 10 Bands Putting Their Spin On Popular Songs

There’s nothing better than when your favourite band throw a live cover at you: you didn’t realise you absolutely needed it in your life until you got it. These artists have, in our opinion, successfully twisted and contorted popular songs to make them sound like their own:

1. Peace – White Noise (by Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge)

BeeGee’s, killer guitar solo, Pink Floyd glazed in the essence of Disclosure, what’s not to love?

2. Catfish and the Bottlemen – Read My Mind (by The Killers)

“Live music, what the kids want” – Van McCan. Not an overcomplicated cover, just very pure. The perfect happy-sad song.

3. Jamie T – If I Were A Boy (by Beyonce)

Another acoustic cover: bringing a more raw approach to an otherwise very polished song by Queen B.

4. Dream Wife – New Rules (by Dua Lipa)

The newest cover on our list comes from fast approaching Brighton punk band ‘Dream Wife’.

5. Slaves – Shutdown (by Skepta)

Despite the crowd being the deadest crowd in the history of crowds, we’ve definitely got a lot more excited about the fusion of grime and punk. Especially when Slaves are joined by the big man himself.

6. Bombay Bicycle Club – F For You (by Disclosure)

Bombay are getting their funk on for this cover of another Disclosure classic.

7. Wolf Alice – Wicked Game (by Chris Isaak)

It’s hard to not fall in love with Ellie Roswell’s enchanting vocal. Wolf Alice give us a cover of ‘Wicked Game’ with a bit more drive than most covers.

8. Vampire Weekend – Blurred Lines (by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams)

A tight, fun cover of a the controversial song of 2013. They’ve got plenty of cowbell for sure.

9. Swim Deep – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (by Cyndi Lauper)

Swim Deep have added their floaty guitars and reverby vocals to this absolute classic.

10. Glass Animals – Crazy (by Gnarls Barkley)

Glass Animals add their synth magic and guitar riffs with a slight funk element to their version of ‘Crazy’.

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