ROYAL BLOOD – ” Roxanne ” Police Cover in The Live Lounge BBC Radio 1

Posted: February 20, 2015 in MUSIC
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Royal Blood cover The Police’s “Roxanne” in the Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton Radio Show and BBC Radio 1,

Royal Blood are purveyors of a frills-free, unequivocally boisterous hybrid of garage and modern rock. It’s a mighty sound that in many ways is an antithesis of The Police, who presented a more nuanced amalgamation of reggae, new wave, and jazz. Yet for whatever reason, the Brighton-based duo chose to pay tribute to their fellow countrymen by covering Sting and co.’s 1978 smash single “Roxanne”. Recorded during a recent Live Lounge session for BBC Radio 1, the resulting rendition eschews the lusty island vibes for pulverizing drums, snarling riffs, and all-out metal intensity.

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