Irish mandolin enthusiasts Mumford & Sons have delivered an acoustic cover of Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’. The band covered the 1994 track during their show at Quickens Loans Arena in Trent Reznor’s hometown of Cleveland. Watch fan shot footage of the cover below.
Watch: Mumford and Sons cover Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’
Last Friday (March 8th) marked the 25th anniversary of Nine Inch Nail’s seminal record, The Downward Spiral, of which ‘Hurt’ featured. The track was famously covered by Johnny Cash in 2002.
The Downward Spiral spawned a slew of career-defining tracks for NIN, such as ‘Mr. Self Destruct,’ ‘March of the Pigs,’ and ‘Closer.’
Mumford & Sons are currently in the midst of touring their latest studio album Delta. Last year, the band performed a set full of covers at Newport Folk Festival. They covered tracks from the likes of Radiohead, Maggie Rogers and The Band.
Back in October, the band hit BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform a cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘breathin’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Check it out below.
Watch: Mumford & Sons – breathin (Ariana Grande cover)
Last week, Nine Inch Nails revealed that they have collaborated with Marvel on their latest blockbuster, Captain Marvel.
The film is set in the mid-90s, so naturally the lead hero Brie Larson is seen repping a Nine Inch Nails t-shirt. To celebrate the release of the film, Marvel and NIN teamed up on a collaborative t-shirt that is currently getting flogged on the band’s website, alongside the same plain white logo shirt worn by Larson in the film.
In an interview with Popsugar, Captain Marvel costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays has detailed her decision to feature a NIN shirt in the film.
“There was a lot of back and forth [about which band shirt Larson would wear], because we thought about the music, but we also had to look at the logos. We looked at some logos of bands, and some of them are very busy and colorful and stuff like that, so even though their music could be appropriate for the character, it would be too distracting from her face. But Nine Inch Nails was kind of sweet and subtle. It’s there, but your eyes don’t keep going down, dragging your attention from her face.”