27/09/17

Listen to Blaenavon’s covers of Harry Styles and Radiohead

These two covers might not come as a surprise in the way that the Prague '99 EP was, but having first been heard in sessions for BBC Radio 1, the band's covers of Sign of the Times by Harry Styles and High and Dry by Radiohead are now out and available to stream.

Their version of Sign of the Times, is stripped back to piano, double bass and vocals only, whilst High and Dry sees the whole band plus additional vocals from Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets) and Marika Hackman.

"Here you have two very different covers that mean very different things to us. 'Sign of the Times' is a massive song... could be a classic, even. The lad's got an impressive range and we fancied giving it a crack and keeping it sparse. 'High and Dry' however, we wanted to go all out. We were lucky enough to be joined by two amazing musicians (Blaine from Mystery Jets and Marika Hackman) and we tried to keep it close to the original, as it's pretty perfect as is. It's a beautiful arrangement and I think you can hear how much we’re all enjoying it in the recording."
Ben Gregory

Earlier in the week, the band also announced that they'd be out touring Europe with Sundara Karma in December, just after their own headline tour of the UK which includes a date at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. Details of all their upcoming shows, alongside the relevant ticket links, are below.

SEPTEMBER
29 - By The Sea Festival in Margate, UK
30 - The Garage in London, UK (supporting Mystery Jets)

NOVEMBER
20 - Leadmill in Sheffield, UK (Tickets)
21 - Wardrobe in Leeds, UK (Tickets)
22 - Gorilla in Manchester, UK *SOLD OUT*
24 - Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK (Tickets)
26 - Academy 2 in Newcastle, UK (Tickets)
27 - St Luke’s in Glasgow, UK (Tickets)
28 - Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, UK (Tickets)
29 - Arts Club in Liverpool, UK (Tickets)
30 - Mama Roux in Birmingham, UK *SOLD OUT*

DECEMBER
1 - Thekla in Bristol, UK *SOLD OUT*
3 - Blues Shell in Cologne, DE (supporting Sundara Karma)
4 - Berghain Kantine in Berlin, DE  (supporting Sundara Karma)
6 - Orange House in Munich, DE  (supporting Sundara Karma)
8 - Plaza in Zurich, CH  (supporting Sundara Karma)
10 - Chapeau Rouge in Prague, CZ (supporting Sundara Karma)
11 - Depot Foyer in Brussels, BE (supporting Sundara Karma)
12 - Bitterzoet in Amsterdam, NL (supporting Sundara Karma)
13 - Le Point Ephemere in Paris, FR (supporting Sundara Karma)
 

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