Saturday, 13 October 2012

New Music: Coves- Wicked Game (Chris Issak Cover)

Chris Issak's Wicked Game was a guilty pleasure when I was growing up. Not only was it a really beautiful, haunting song, but the music video with a half naked Helena Christensen running around on an exotic beach made for a pre-internet treat, with MuchMusic playing it in heavy rotation.

There have been a number of covers of Wicked Game over the years and now British band Coves have taken the track and turned it into a dreamy, psychedelic haze of guitars, building on the haunting beauty of the original song. Listen to the track below:

Coves play an ATP show at the Sebright Arms in London on October 29th. Coincidentally, Chris Isaak plays Massey Hall in Toronto on the same night.

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