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MONTREAL chanteuse Le Ren has gotten together with Big Thief’s solo guitarist Buck Meek for a tender, delicate rerub of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain”, which featured on his 1966 debut album. If you know Gordon Lightfoot’s catalogue, you know he’s never one to shout his considerable melodic chops from the rooftops – …

PORTLAND’S muchly the finest, M. Ward, has just released a video for the bloody beautiful “Violets For Your Furs”, his whisper-swoonsome take on a Billie Holiday song from his recent full album of covers of the great Lady Day, Think Of Spring. “Violets For Your Furs” is a strumalong sway, taking the original to the fireside, simplicity …

NOTTINGHAM’S finest, Tindersticks, are all set to release a new album in 2021 on City Slang, their home for most of the past decade; and they’ve dropped their first single, paying homage to one of the lost greats of Eighties’ British post-punk and indie – Dan Treacy, and the Television Personalities. They’ve decided to take …

AS THIS most hellishly viral year’s eyelids droop and it prepares to exit stage left, the masterful Jon Hopkins has brought some beautiful piano catharsis and grace for our troubled brains as he drops a cover of Thom Yorke’s “Dawn Chorus”. The track features on Thom’s most recent solo outing, Anima. It was recorded in one …

WEDDING PRESENT frontman David Gedge has dropped a video for his cover of “​We Have All The Time In The World​”, which crowns the album the Not From Where I’m Standing​, a collection of Bond themes and songs covered by current and former members of ​The Wedding Present​.  The Wedding Present have never been shy of …

ATHENS, Georgia’s next most famous musical sons, Drive-By Truckers, have shared a lo-fi video for their cover of Ramones’ classic “The KKK Took My Baby Away”. Have a watch below. The cracking cover, in which they take Noo Yoik punk out for a spin way, waaaay past city limits and down south, is the knockabout closer …

BACK in September we reported on Wigan’s indie chosen few, The Lathums, and the equal parts excellent and fun fundraising idea they’d got going in order to raise funds for their hometown football club, Wigan Athletic, and its community trust: they were gonna record a cover of Al Wilson’s legendary northern soul classic, “The Snake”; …

AUSTRALIAN chanteuse, Nashville resident and partner of Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift has saddled up to ride into your hearts with the video for her cover of Dylan’s “Queen Jane Approximately.”  Hell, it’s beautiful. She takes it for a deep spin towards Gene Clark country, and lays it down as a chiming weary tune, with 12-strings …