20 Great Covers: 7) Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by First Aid Kit

Swedish sister-duo First Aid Kit‘s earthy cover of ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’ by Fleet Foxes. This is the cover that brought them YouTube fame, leading to the sisters performing the song with Fleet Foxes in concert. They have since gone from strength to strength releasing two albums (The Big Black & Blue and The Lion’s Roar) and winning the Nordic Music Prize for 2012.

You can check First Aid Kit out on their YouTube channel, Twitter, and Facebook.

Musician Spotlight: Wonder

Check out ‘Jubilee’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poUOG3xxI8s

Great song and interview!

"we'll never be royals."


Her name is Hannah, but you know her as Wonder. Hailing from a part of the West Coast known for vampires, Wonder emerges and presents us with something much, much cooler: Zombies. Okay. Not real Zombies. BUT her single, Zombie, is something to drool (maybe moan? too much?) over because it’s just beautiful.

Hear what Wonder had to say in our Q&A sesh earlier this month, and don’t forget to find her on all social media. Links can be found at the end of the article.

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How long have you been performing and playing?

I’ve been a natural performer my entire life. I love making people laugh, and I love being able to touch even deeper than humor by honesty and with music. I started playing guitar in 2009, and began performing locally shortly afterward.

Which instruments do you play & what’s your fave?

I play a little piano and…

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20 Great Covers: 5) Gangnam Style by Jayesslee

PSY’s infamous ‘Gangnam Style’ lends itself surprisingly well to a subtler, acoustic interpretation, as YouTube sensation Jayesslee have demonstrated with their cover reaching almost 35 million hits. Comprised of twin-sisters Janice and Sonia, Jayesslee started creating videos for YouTube in 2008 from their bedroom, found online fame in 2009 with their cover of Tamia’s “Officially Missing You” and made YouTube history in 2013 by reaching 1 million subscribers, becoming Australia’s most subscribed channel.

Check out their YouTube channel to see more!

20 Great Covers: 4) Yellow – All The King’s Men

This fantastic cover is of Coldplay’s Yellow by All The King’s Men, an award-winning a cappella ensemble from King’s College London. Beginning with Yellow and eventually breaking into Snow Patrol’s Run, the boys abandon the usually very entertaining dance moves (can be seen here!) and deliver a smooth and contemplative vocal performance. You can catch All The King’s Men performing regularly in London, annually at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which, in 2012, was an official sell-out, and have this year completed their fourth tour of the USA.

Check out their YouTube page, website and blog!

20 Great Covers: 3) With Or Without You by Sungha Jung

Third in the 20 Great Covers List is an early Sungha Jung acoustic guitar cover of ‘With Or Without You’ by U2. Sungha Jung is a Korean guitarist who has achieved phenomenal success with his song covers on YouTube, many of which are popular songs that he has taught himself by ear. From his first video posted on the site aged only 10 years old, he has now gone on to publish 720 videos, tour all over the world, and his third album is available on iTunes. Enjoy!

Check out his Youtube channel here to see some more!