Image for FIDLAR cover Nick Cave's 'Red Right Hand'

FIDLAR cover Nick Cave's 'RedRight Hand'

On their current tour for Splendour In The Grass, Californian garage crew FIDLAR have busted out a couple of punk covers, including Descendents’ ‘Suburban Home’ and Blink-182’s ‘Dammit’. Now they have tackled a song from Australia’s “first punk” Nick Cave, reinterpreting the Bad Seeds classic ‘Red Right Hand’ for triple j’s “Like A Version”.

It seems like an unlikely fit for the LA-based band, whose songs mostly revolve around partying and huffing bongs, not murder and a vengeful God. However, their fast-paced, punky version is unexpectedly impressive and transforms the brooding ballad into a dancable ‘60s surf tune.

Watch FIDLAR cover Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’

Wreaking havoc in the same circles as Wavves, Cheatahs and The Black Lips, FIDLAR have grown a reputation for their hectic live-shows in only a couple short years together. Following on from a couple of 7” EPs the band released their debut self-titled record earlier this year.

Here’s our take on the band’s Melbourne show: “Storming on stage with album opener ‘Cheap Beer’, their genuine sense of energy snares the crowd’s affection, with fans crowd-surfing before the band even hit the chorus. FIDLAR deliver a garage show in the truest sense”


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