We reckon it’s been an awesome year for Triple J Like A Version and quite frankly, we can’t wait until the J drop their annual Like A Version compilation album. But we have noticed something similar about many of the Like A Version covers this year.
From a staggering alt-rock mash-up and #1 Dads giving FKA twigs a serious run for her money, to Hiatus Kaiyote blowing us away and Oscar Key Sung’s ambitious Jamie xx rework, we’ve been struck by the level of professionalism and production in 2015’s Like A Versions.
That’s why it was so refreshing to see Clowns take over the Triple J studios and absolutely rip apart Sunnyboys’ 1981 classic ‘Alone With You’ with devil-may-care attitude and pure, raw Aussie rock and roll flair. The cover is pure punk, brimming with shambolic brilliance.
We love seeing producers come in to Triple J and work their electronic wizardry, reimagining the tunes we love with fascinating new arrangements, but you simply can’t go past a great Aussie rock and roll band doing their thing and working their garagey magic.