If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that Gang Of Youths are the closest thing we have to modern-day Aussie rock royalty. Now, the group have gone and covered one of the other bands who can stake a very worthy claim to that title – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
No strangers to covering a classic tune, Gang Of Youths were recently asked by Amazon to contribute a song to their upcoming playlist ‘Made In Australia’, which is set to be released this Friday.
Turning their attention to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 1992 album Henry’s Dream, Gang Of Youths decided to give the record’s lead single, ‘Straight To You’, a whirl.
“The brief was “Australian,” so naturally, my first instinct was Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds,” said Gang Of Youths’ frontman Dave Le’aupepe. “‘Straight To You’ is, in my opinion, an underrated classic from an under-appreciated album — hopefully, anybody hearing the GOY version will find their way back to the original.”
While Gang Of Youths’ cover is out now, Amazon’s upcoming playlist is set to be released on March 9th. With a title like ‘Made In Australia’, we’re pretty sure there’s bound to plenty of homegrown talent making the cut, but as for what else is going to be included, well that’s a mystery. If it’s plenty more covers like this, we certainly aren’t going to say no!