Posts Tagged ‘Live Lounge’

On Monday, Ryan Adams released a track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift’s smash hit album “1989” to mostly rave reviews.Ryan Adams & The Cardinals do an acoustic cover of ‘Times Like These’ by the Foo Fighters. It was done for some radio show.UK Broadcast on 8th November 2008 by BBC Radio 2 for “Dermot O’Leary”live Lounge.


Jillian Rose Banks, known as BANKS, isn’t afraid to carefully use voice as her instrument. She switches easily between low R&B and floaty pop, her vocal range the thread that leads us through the 18 tracks on her debut full length Goddess. BANKS uses her distant, vibrating vocals to tell the common tale of failing relationships and reveals more than seems possible through just one thing—the art of singing. Infinitely cool, her voice scratches at the skin.

BANKS brought together an impressive roster of hip producers to propel the music to atmospheric heights. Shlohmo worked on the album’s stand-out track “Brain,” and Sohn collaborated with the singer on “Waiting Game.” The result is complex, modern and uncontrollably hot. It’s a debut that dances, ebbs, flows, fuzzes and wraps you in low-lit room with a lover you never liked that much.


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.