EERA released her great debut album ‘Reflection Of Youth’ last year, and ahead of a series of UK and European support slots with Mitski, she’s announced details of a new collaborative EP.
The ‘Friends’ release - out on 26th September - will feature covers of tracks from the album by ALASKALASKA, Douglas Dare, Farao and The Mantis Opera. Today, we’re sharing ALASKALASKA’s version of ‘I Wanna Dance’ on DIY.
The track is brought into the London six-piece’s left-of-centre pop world on the cover, with Lucinda John-Duarte’s distinctive vocals circling around gloopy synths to answer the heed of the track’s title, before an extended, woozy outro sends the track off into the sunset.
“I’ve always wanted to do a sort of collaboration with my friends, and I thought that this would be the perfect way to do it,” EERA says of the new release.
“I’ve never been a fan of remixes, so I figured that a covers EP would be way more exciting! These guys are not only some of my best mates, they’re also incredibly talented musicians, so I feel very humbled that they agreed to do this.”
Listen to the ALASKALASKA cover of ‘I Wanna Dance’, view the tracklisting for ‘Friends’ and see EERA’s Mitski support dates below.
01 ALASKALASKA - I Wanna Dance
02 Farao - Reflection Of Youth
03 The Mantis Opera - Trust
04 Douglas Dare - Watching You
19 Manchester, Gorilla
20 Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
22 Dublin, Tivoli Theatre
24 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 Bristol, Trinity
26 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
28 Paris, La Maroquinerie
29 Antwerp, TRIX
01 Cologne, Gebäude 9
02 Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin)
04 Berlin, Musik & Frenden
05 Copenhagen, Vega
06 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich