The Everlove’s cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” used on Game of Thrones trailer

Game of Thrones is a big hit at G&A towers, but we didn’t catch the trailer for season 4 which has The Everlove’s “moody” cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees‘ “Cities in Dust”.  The production is definitely moody, but the song itself doesn’t really seem to have any edge.   Shame. For fans of HBO’s Game… Continue reading The Everlove’s cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” used on Game of Thrones trailer

Night Riots cover Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Halloween”

Yet another excellent Siouxsie and the Banshees cover version (see more here). Synth horns! Cymbal crashes! A quivering British accent! Night Riots’ “Halloween” scares us, if only because it’s so good. While Siouxsie and the Banshees’ frantic original was driven by gritty guitars, Night Riots’ cover reimagines the song with still-spooky New Wave vibes.

Icky Blossoms cover Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Arabian Knights”

Following on from the absolutely fantastic Mr Dream “Siouxsie EP” (including their brilliant version of Israel), not surprisingly consisting of Siouxsie and the Banshees covers, from early Banshees LPs, comes another cracking Siouxsie cover.  This time it is “Icky Blossoms” covering “Arabian Knights”, and giving it an electro edge.  Nice. Icky Blossoms premiered their Siouxsie and the Banshees… Continue reading Icky Blossoms cover Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Arabian Knights”

Mr. Dream, featuring Lizzy Plapinger (from “MS MR”), cover “Israel” on their new Siouxsie and the Banshees covers EP

I have to start by saying that this is FANTASTIC, but the band’s name “Mr. Dream“… well… ouch! (Maybe just a Brit thing, eh?) This Brooklyn, New York outfit have, rather fantastically, released a Siouxsie and the Banshees, 6 track, covers EP (cassette ony, with download I think), called the “Siouxsie EP”.  Whereas names may… Continue reading Mr. Dream, featuring Lizzy Plapinger (from “MS MR”), cover “Israel” on their new Siouxsie and the Banshees covers EP

Siouxsie Sioux ‘escapes serious injury in horse riding accident’

Slow news week. Punk veteran Siouxsie Sioux feels lucky to have walked away from what could have been a fatal horse riding accident earlier this year 14. The Siouxsie and the Banshees singer recently rediscovered her childhood hobby and has been practising at her estate in France, telling Mojo magazine, “I’ve taken up horse riding… Continue reading Siouxsie Sioux ‘escapes serious injury in horse riding accident’

Siouxsie Sioux lifts the lid on Banshees “power struggle”

Not sure this is really a story, but anyway… POST-PUNK ICONS Siouxsie And The Banshees nearly split in the late ’80s due to a “power struggle” between founder members Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin. In the new issue of MOJO magazine, available from Tuesday, September 30, Sioux explains, “I’d become more assertive and I think… Continue reading Siouxsie Sioux lifts the lid on Banshees “power struggle”

Siouxsie and the Banshees to reissue ‘Hong Kong Garden’ on double 7-inch vinyl

Siouxsie and the Banshees will commemorate the group’s 1978 debut single “Hong Kong Garden” next month with a limited-edition double 7-inch reissue of the song that will include the original A- and B-sides on one record, and the version from Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” film and the recording of “Voices” from 1984′s The Thorn EP… Continue reading Siouxsie and the Banshees to reissue ‘Hong Kong Garden’ on double 7-inch vinyl

Sharon Van Etten covers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “People Ain’t No Good”

This is amazing! (And it must be covers’ week after the excellent recent version of Siouxsie’s  “Israel”.) This March, Sharon Van Etten will head out on a North American tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in support of their new record, Push the Sky Away. Van Etten is in Australia at the moment to play… Continue reading Sharon Van Etten covers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “People Ain’t No Good”

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Play at Home” on Channel 4 (1984, video, entire show, 50 minutes)

If you like the Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees, 1983/1984 was an absolute golden period.  Robert Smith was playing guitar with the Banshees (one of several stints), appearing on Nocturne (the Banshees live from the Royal Albert Hall – a stunning gig released on double vinyl and VHS!) and on the studio LP Hyaena;… Continue reading Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Play at Home” on Channel 4 (1984, video, entire show, 50 minutes)

Pictures and memories from the 1984 York Rock Festival, including full Sisters of Mercy set (70 mins, Youtube video)

Interesting interview with one of the promoters of the 1984 York Festival, and I found an admittedly poor quality of the Sisters performance (in the sunshine!) TODAY, we’re winding the clock back almost 30 years, thanks to some old pictures we recently unearthed in our library. The date is 22 September 1984, the venue is Knavesmire and the… Continue reading Pictures and memories from the 1984 York Rock Festival, including full Sisters of Mercy set (70 mins, Youtube video)