Video for Otherkin’s cover of ‘Islands’ by The XX

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otherkin-workmans-club-39Otherkin were recently on 98fm’s ‘Press Record’ show and as part of the show they had to record a cover. The cover they chose was ‘Islands’ by The XX and it’s resulted in a radically different interpretation of the song.

While the original is a gentle, hazy tune, Otherkin have reinvented the song as a rock anthem, complete with a menacing bass line that has just a shade of Kim Deal about it. It’s an interesting interpretation and it sounds great, proving that a cover can be more than just a facsimile of the original.

Check out the video below.


Mark O'Brien

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