Posts Tagged ‘#Cover’

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Paul Simon cover)

October 23, 2016

Hey everyone !! Hope you’re all well !! I’ve been hibernating for a few days but looking forward to getting back on the road again this week 🙂  Here is our 4th “Sunday night video” and this week it comes in the form of a paul simon song ( it was bound to happen sooner or later ;-)) The song is called “diamonds on the soles of her shoes” and is from his graceland album which is one of my absolute all time favourites !! Jarrad Seng Photography shot it at the beautiful venue that we played in STOCKHOLM a little while ago …. Thank you in advance for watching and as ever please share It about if you can – it really makes a massive difference ! Loads of love . Mike xx

 

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)

October 9, 2016

hello passengers !!
hope you’re all having a lovely sunday .
here is the second “sunday night video” …..
this week its the classic Joy Division song “love will tear us apart” .
its such a powerful song and lyrically one of my favourites . every line packs such a punch and it captures the moment perfectly .
it wasn’t easy making this video – we shot it on our day off in BERLIN last week . we wanted a classic abandoned building / graffiti covered / hipster berlin backdrop 😉 and found the perfect spot but also the grumpiest security guard on earth …. who now definitely hates me haha … luckily with the help of some very kind locals (including claus and his amazing green truck) we managed to make it happen …..
as always a massive thank you to my band and crew for being so enthusiastic about this project .
big thanks also to Jarrad Seng Photography . this one is one of your best mate 🙂
really hope you guys enjoy this and if you do then please share it around as much as you can . it makes a huge difference .
loads of love . mike xx
ps GERMANY it is so ridiculous that you won’t be able to see this version yet due to the youtube situation ….. we will post an fb video in the next few days xx

Losing My Religion (R.E.M. Cover)

October 2, 2016

hey everyone !!
don’t worry I’m not going to bully you in to buying my album again 😉
i just wanted to share this little video that we made ….
for those of you that have been following for a while , you might remember the “sunday night video” series that we made with The Once and Stu Larsen a couple of years ago as we toured across america ?
basically we picked a cover song relating to a city that we were passing through . we would then play it at every show for a week before recording and filming a live version that we’d post up on youtube and Facebook etc ….
i look back so fondly on those videos and feel like they were a really cool way of keeping you guys up to date with where we were . plus it was loads of fun .
so ……
we’re gonna do it again only this time i don’t think the songs will necessarily have much to do with where we are – just some of our / your favourites .
also my amazing sound guys have cobbled together a mobile recording rig which means we can record without needing any power – this allows us to hopefully get out in to some really cool spots .
below is our first attempt …. the song is “losing my religion” by the mighty R.E.M and we shot it by tower bridge in london .
massive thanks to my incredible band and crew for working so hard on their “days off” to make these videos happen and of course to the incredibly talented Jarrad Seng Photography for shooting it so beautifully .
please share it around as much as possible and also let us know what songs you want to hear in the comments section below (not “let it go” haha ;-))
mike xxx

Space Oddity

February 27, 2016

hello everyone ,
happy new year to you all !! i hope 2016 is treating you well so far ?!
we , like the rest of the world are completely devastated by the loss of david bowie .
im not going to say too much about it as i know there has been a lot written over the last few days and i wouldn’t really know where to start .
instead we recorded this cover of one of my all time favourite songs …. i remember hearing this as a kid and it feeling truly magical to me . i think thats probably what david bowie gave to everyone at one point or another .

a quick thank you to chris , pete , ben , solo , rob , scott , ben and dan for playing / engineering / making this possible .
a special thank you to bryan dos reis for shooting this so beautifully despite jet lag and food poisoning (legend)

i hope we have done this incredible song some justice and that it is a fitting tribute .

mike x