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