Recorded on the road during their current European tour, Northlane’s version of the Tame Impala single sees the band knock out the track with some buzzing metalcore guitars and wailing vocals from frontman Marcus Bridge. Catch the cover in full, below.
Explaining why Northlane chose to put their metalcore spin on Let It Happen, the group’s guitarist Josh Smith says it’s the result of the band agreeing on something they all like.
“We’d been wanting to do a cover for quite some time but because we all listen to fairly different music, we could never come to any sort of conclusion about what artist or song to choose when the conversation came up,” Smith says.
“Then one day [guitarist] Jon came to a rehearsal with the first minute of this as a rough demo on his phone to show us and it clicked.
“Tame Impala might seem an odd choice for a cover from us, but it’s a band that has a fairly similar writing process, and a few common threads within their music and lyrics.”
Northlane say they were planning to record the cover during a live session at BBC Maida Vale earlier this month, but ran of time.
“We’d already worked on developing this song and rehearsing it and didn’t want that to go to waste, so we chose to do our best to polish up the demo on a laptop while we’re out here on the road in Europe,” Smith says.
“After this ordeal we’re glad this cut can finally see the light of day, enjoy!”
Northlane will soon return to Australia for a national tour behind their latest album, Node, kicking off in Perth on 4th November. The band are also set to perform at Soundwave 2016 in January.
Catch Northlane progifying Tame Impala, below.
Listen: Northlane – Let It Happen (Tame Impala Cover)