Taking on Queens of The Stone Age's 'Mexicola', Wax on Water have dispensed with the tracks distorted bass, gritty guitars and stomping drums, and reimagined it as a Goldfrapp-esque dream sequence. And while it's always applaudable to see a band put their own spin on a song, for fans of the original, this version will be almost unrecognisable by comparison.
Performed and produced solely by Damaris, who also changes the lyrics up so the song is like a reply to Josh Homme’s along with cleverly added lyrics, this is more than a cover, but a response. It's a ballsy move, for sure.
It's certainly interesting to have a new point of view take on the original track, rather than a run of the mill cover version, and the video, which can be viewed below, serves to add an extra layer of surreal, not so splendid, isolation.
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