City Calm Down Drop A Raucous Recorder Solo For April Fools ‘Like A Version’

Written by Zanda Wilson on 1st April, 2016

City Calm Down Drop A Raucous Recorder Solo For April Fools ‘Like A Version’

Melbourne band City Calm Down have dropped into triple j for ‘Like A Version’ this morning ahead of their show at Oxford Art Factory this evening.

The kicked off the show with a cover of what sounded like a legit introduction to Dr Dre‘s The Next Episode, only to cut it short after an epic recorder solo and mic drop.

April Fools!*MIC DROP* #LikeAVersion with City Calm Down

Posted by triple j on Thursday, 31 March 2016

They then moved onto their real cover, choosing to take on British rockers Foals‘ most epic ballad Spanish Sahara.

Joined in the studio by a whole bunch of horns, City Calm Down put their own spin on the intricacies of the track, really doing true justice to what is a difficult style to emulate. Jack Bourke does incredibly well on vocals despite not having a range quite as encompassing as Yannis Philippakis.

City Calm Down kick off a string of headlining dates in Sydney this evening, before playing shows in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne over the next week.

Watch: City Calm Down – Spanish Sahara (Foals Cover For ‘Like A Version’)


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