For the 7” single of the title track of their latest album ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’, Japandroids covered Talking Heads’ ‘Love à Building On Fire’. Needless to say, it was fire.
Now they’re at it again, and have backed their latest single ‘North East South West’ with yet another cover version. This time they’ve chosen a tune by Pacific North-West rockers Dead Moon, ‘Fire In The Western World’. You get the feeling they like to do versions of tracks that have something to do with burning infernos…
It’s a blistering version of the tune, one that blazes with intensity despite its melodic guitar riffs, rolling drum licks and harmonic refrains. That slightly swooning yet angst-ridden chorus might just be a shout-along moment too.
Listen to Japandroids cover ‘Fire In The Western World’ below. Read our feature with Japandroids from earlier in the year here.