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Video: FKA twigs – “Elastic Heart” (Sia Cover) Live on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

posted by Oscar September 10, 2015

Sia’s “Elastic Heart” is one of the most sensational Pop tracks released in recent memory, and one can only imagine it can’t be an easy to do a cover that does it justice. During FKA twigs’ recent appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge the UK artist took part in the show’s customary live covers portion and did a remarkable rendition of Sia’s song.

Check out that performance above.

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Video: James Bay – “Shake It Out” (Florence & The Machine Cover)

posted by Alberto September 4, 2015

James Bay takes part in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge once again and this time around, he takes on Florence & The Machine’s “Shake It Out.” Check out his cover of the hit song up above and be sure to see him in a city near you this fall.

Full dates for James Bay’s North American tour can be found HERE.

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Video: Miguel Covers Slaves’ “Hey” For the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

posted by Oscar June 19, 2015

Miguel is gearing towards the release of his forthcoming album later this month and this week we get a clip of his appearance on the BBC Radio 1 “Live Lounge” for which he covered Slaves’ “Hey.” Check that out above.

Below you can see him perform his hit track “Coffee.” Continue Reading

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Video: Circa Waves Cover Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”

posted by Oscar April 2, 2015

Here’s as perfect of a cover as I’ve ever seen on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The band Circa Waves were the next ones up to take the challenge and the result is a campy, Garage Rock rendition of Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do.” Honestly, it’s spectacular like this and I can almost convince myself that this is the way that it’s supposed to sound like all along.

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Video: CHVRCHES – “Cry Me A River” (Justin Timberlake Cover) for the BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’

posted by Oscar February 19, 2015

CHVRCHES returned to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to do another cover and this time the Scottish band tackled Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River.” The Electronic spin is everything you’d want a JT cover by CHVRCHES to be.

Check it out above.

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Video: Royal Blood Cover The Police’s “Roxanne” for the BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’

posted by Oscar February 18, 2015

Royal Blood hit up BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and for their live cover they choose to play The Police’s iconic song “Roxanne.” This was a typical Royal Blood affair with big riffs heavy on the distortion and thunderous drums. It’s not the Reggae-y song you might be used to, but that’s part of the charm.

Check it out above.

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Video: Eminem – “Stan” Live For BBC Radio 1

posted by Oscar November 22, 2013

While in the UK Eminem met up with radio personality Zane Lowe for an in-depth interview talking largely about his latest effort, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Since he was already at the BBC Radio 1 studios, Em took advantage of that and performed some tracks. The first was “Berzerk,” which went live earlier this week, and today we get a real classic from the Detroit native, “Stan.” This rendition gave more importance to the guitar riff and sounds a lot less dark and menacing than the studio version.

Still, the performance was good. Check it out above.

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Video: HAIM cover Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” in the Live Lounge

posted by Oscar September 25, 2013

BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge is becoming notorious for band’s covers of songs by their contemporaries. Now, it’s one of the most talked-about new bands, HAIM, that went on the famous  show to play a song by one of the most talked-about artists in Pop music today. The sister trio performed a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and from the looks of it, it actually makes it sound better than the original thanks to it’s greater energy and faster tempo.

Check that above.