Friday, August 21, 2015

Natalie Imbruglia covers 'Friday I'm in Love'

As reported back in March, Natalie Imbruglia's new covers album, 'Male', includes her take on 'Friday I'm in Love'. She was on The One Show tonight and said it's her favorite cover on the album.

And from Digital Spy:

Then there's that iconic Cure song you've covered, 'Friday I'm In Love'...

"Risky right?"

Yeah, but you've turned it into your own song with that barnyard vibe and it really works.

"It's so much fun to do live. We did it at a couple of festivals and the crowds were going crazy for it."

When someone comes to you and says, 'Right we're going to take this really famous track and do it like this', are you just like, 'Crap - what am I doing?'

"I think that was the only one - 'Friday I'm In Love' - where I was a bit like, 'Oh I don't know how I feel about this'. But it's one of my favorites now. I mean, you can't please everyone. I'm sure there are going to be some diehard fans who won't want to hear any other version of any song, but if you're going to do a covers album, you have to be prepared for that."

(Thanks @AaronLaw92)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tigers Jaw & Kevin Devine cover The Cure

From Brooklyn Vegan: "Tigers Jaw, who recently released an acoustic LP and went on an acoustic tour, are contributing to the third installment of Kevin Devine's split 7" series, Devinyl Splits (following Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws). This installment has both artists covering The Cure, with Tigers Jaw taking on "In Between Days" and Kevin doing "Lovesong." Tigers Jaw's cover is out now and can be streamed above."

Chris Parry profile

Audio Culture has a profile of Chris Parry, along with some photos of him with The Cure. (Thanks Andre)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lol on the Mortified podcast

"The diaries of a teenager from the South Bronx who feels like an outcast when she falls in love with goth music. Featuring Special Guest Host, Lol Tolhurst, founding member of The Cure."

From Lol on Facebook: "So a few weeks ago the wonderful people at Mortified asked if I would host an episode of their podcast! Mortified is simultaneously comedic genius and angst filled drama so of course I accepted!"

Roger to DJ at Queen Kwong show