City Calm Down have taken to the tripe j studios for Like A Version today, in support of their recent album In A Restless House, and tour which kicks off today in Sydney.
After a brief April Fools Day gag of pulling out a recorder and starting on the intro of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s The Next Episode (to be honest I was really hoping this would break out into a full band version, because that would have been sick,) they launched into one of my personal favourite songs in the history of indie rock, Foals’ Spanish Sahara.
And my goodness did they do it justice.
The track is rich and rumbling, with vocals soaring up on high above those dramatic chords – it would’ve made Yannis Philippakis and co. proud.
This is just the absolute perfect song for City Calm Down to cover – their ability to craft lush, sweeping atmospheres meets with one of the most beautiful, emotive melodies Foals have ever produced, like it they were born to do it.
This is a powerful, passionate cover of an incredible tune – one that we can only to see them perform live on tour this week!
Read our interview with City Calm Down
Read our interview with Foals where we tell them about how we cried when we saw Spanish Sahara played live.
City Calm Down Tour Dates
Friday 1 April: Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Saturday 2 April: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday 8 April: Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday 9 April: Corner Hotel, Melbourne