The Noisettes: "When You Were Young" (Killers Cover) (Live on Radio 1) (Video)
The Noisettes have been pretty quiet since their debut album,
What's the Time Mr. Wolf?
was released in the halcyon days of 2007. But the band have a new album out in the U.K. next week (
Wild Young Hearts
) and the band went into BBC's Radio 1 yesterday to perform a live set that included a pretty great cover of the Killers "When You Were Young." I generally tend to fall in with the anti-Killers consortium, but this string-laden cover exposes some clever pop hooks that are easy to miss when they are attributed to Brandon Flowers pompousness. Noisettes lead singer Shingai Shoniwa changes the song's gender perspective (which is a tad annoying) and replaces the guitar riff with vocal "la la la's," which makes the song leagues better somehow. There's also a pretty great a capella breakdown near the middle. [