CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is Grinspoon‘s newest fan following the Aussie rock legends’ recent cover of ‘Get Out’ for triple j’s Like A Version.
The Glaswegian synth-popper hadn’t really heard of the Grinners before they tackled the lead single from her band’s new album Love Is Dead on the J-waves earlier this month, but speaking with Music Feeds, she admits she was quickly made aware of what an honour the homage was.
“My Australian friend sent [the video] to me and I guess because we don’t know a lot about Grinspoon, I didn’t understand the significance. So I was like ‘Oh, cool. A cover!’ and she was like ‘No, you don’t understand. This is very important. This is it’,” laughs Mayberry, adding that she reckons Jamo & co’s rendition was “so cool”.
“I also think that’s what’s so great about [Like A Version],” she continues. “You always get people doing really different things and stuff you would’ve never expected. I feel like it’s cool to have music be fun and playful.”
But when we quizzed her on whether or not we might get to see CHVRCHES have another crack at LAV themselves in July when they return down under for Splendour In The Grass (following their highly frothed rendition of Arctic Monkey’s ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ back in 2014), the singer played it fairly coy.
“We definitely get asked about that cover more than anything we’ve ever done. So we’re like ‘Thanks triple j!’,” she laughs.
“But I don’t know because part of me is worried about how we’d ever top that (laughs). Apparently it’s one of the most watched Like A Versions ever, so I feel like it would be a lot of pressure. But you can only do your best!”
Fingers crossed we’ll get to see them do just that when they return to our shores in a few months’ time!
For now you can catch our full interview with Mayberry, during which she discusses her excitement for playing Splendour 2018, her band’s “political” new album and gender equality in music post #MeToo, right here.