Friday, July 15, 2022

Stealing Sheep Share "Blister in the Sun" (Violent Femmes cover)

Liverpool-based indie pop/folktronic trio Stealing Sheep have shared the video for their cover version of Violent Femmes classic "Blister in the Sun".

The song is taken from "Life's What You Make I", a compilation of covers from a golden era of music spanning from '81 to '91. Reinterpreted by a galaxy of established and rising stars including Teddy Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Jackie Oates, Marry Waterson, Stealing Sheep and Honeyfeet, many of which you can find on Lush’s bespoke Spa treatment soundtracks too. Get your copy here.

From the band: “We tried to emulate the rebellious ethos of the original Blister - taking their melodies, placing them on different instruments breaking them apart so it practically sounds nothing like the original with a more glitchy, housey, dance feel… maybe giving the lyrics a new context to sit within..”

Watch/listen below.