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Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love.

Norway’s Sløtface have been kicking goals all over the place lately. Fresh from performing a number of killer gigs on their debut tour, the group found time to drop into triple j’s studios to deliver an absolutely awesome cover of Lorde’s ‘Supercut’. Ducking into the triple j studios to help promote their debut record, Try Not To Freak Out, which is released next week, the Norwegians first delivered a blistering run-through of their track ‘Magazine’, before turning their attention to our Kiwi neighbours.

Stripping away the rippling synths, and layered vocals of Lorde’s original, Sløtface’s Haley Shea delivers the track’s lyrics with pure pop-punk conviction, while the rest of the group dutifully re-imagine the track with some typically brilliant punk-rock instrumental.

 

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Like A Version has delivered the goods this year, with Maggie Rogers recently giving us a sublime performance of The xx’s ‘Say Something Loving’, while Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey dropped into the studios back in May for an astonishing cover of Middle Kids’ ‘Edge Of Town’.

Make sure you catch Sløtface soon while they were in the country, the group’s debut record, Try Not To Freak Out, is set for release on Friday, September 15th. So be sure to grab a copy and support some brilliant musicians doing what they love.

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With their last Like A Version cover being a Sheryl Crow number, it’s not a shock that HAIM have brought a Shania Twain classic back into the triple j studio with them for their latest effort.

“It’s hard to cover Shania, she is a queen,” the trio say, but proceed to make it look easy with their stripped-back take of lush keys and soul-piercing guitar licks, clearly having fun with the lyrics.

It’s not the transformative take we usually hope for from a Like A Version number, coming off more as a light remix considering how on-point the vocal take is, but it’s hard to argue with such a great live version of a stone-cold classic. Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love.

We want Haim back after they delivered a stunning live performance of ‘Want You Back’ in triple j’s Like A Version studio.

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Margaret Glaspy strips back DJ Snake’s ‘Let Me Love You’ for triple j’s Like A Version, Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love. Margaret Glaspy is a New York-based songwriter who originally hails from Red Bluff, California, and this morning she sang ‘Let Me Love You’, which usually hails from Justin Bieber’s mouth.

“Emotions and Math” is not simply the name of Margaret Glaspy’s new debut album. That expression drills right to the heart of the New York singer-songwriter’s proper introduction, a mission statement both artistic and personal.
On its surface, the title track talks about being a touring musician and figuring out how to see your partner, looking at the calendar and calculating how you’re going to spend time together. But “Emotions and Math,” which ATO Records will released earlier in summer 2016, also sums up an epiphany she had while making the record.

The DJ Snake track got the Glaspy treatment and we were blown away with ~the vocals~:

US singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy performs her original tune ‘You And I’ live in triple j’s Like A Version studio. Glaspy, who’s 27 and grew up in Red Bluff, California, self-produced the album, which frames her revealing ruminations in shards of jagged guitar rock. Building on its early buzz — Rolling Stone hailed first single “You and I” for its “hot barbs of electric guitar,” and declared it a “stomping rocker

Julia Jacklin takes on The Strokes’ classic from 2001 ‘Someday’ for Radio station triple j’s Like A Version. Julia rolled in, bringing the whole band with her — namely Thomas ‘Tommo’ Stephens, Harrison ‘Harry’ Fuller and Edward ‘Eddie’ Boyd — and gave a beautiful rendition of the 2001 hit from The Strokes album Is This It.
Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love.

Since 2004, many artists have participated, including Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Mark Ronson, Halsey, Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J, Sarah Blasko, Bon Iver and Hilltop Hoods.

Singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin tugs at the heartstrings with a live performance of her original song ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ in triple j’s Like A Version studio, For anyone in the market for some tears, here’s a live version of ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ .

Geelong lads The Murlocs cover the Hot Chocolate classic ‘Every 1’s A Winner’ for Like A Version on triple j.
Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love. Just what constitutes a great Like A Version. Some say it’s all about the performance itself, others say it’s all about how well the band or artist succeeded in making the song their own, meanwhile others think it’s all about how different the rendition is from the original.

Like A Version is supposed to be fun, and if a band or artist can have fun whilst totally owning a famous song, that’s about perfect.

Case in point, The Murlocs hit the triple j studios this morning to take on Hot Chocolate’s ‘Every 1’s a Winner’. The Melbourne psych outfit not only owned the tune, transmuting the 1978 funk classic into a garagey epic, they clearly had a lot of fun doing it.

Since 2004, many artists have participated, including Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Ben Folds, The Temper Trap, Alt-J, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, The Kooks and Hilltop Hoods