After Solange covered Dirty Projectors, a band on Domino, it’s only fair the Londoners who sing “Dominos” have a go at a song by Knowles’ sister. Fitting into A Brief History Of Love’s romantic aesthetic, they put their mark on Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams.” It was recorded on Radio 1. As mentioned, Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell easily move between clattering post-Suicide, icy synth balladry, and radio-friendly electro-anthems (often with Jesus & Mary Chain and Happy Mondays echoes). So, which Big Pink do you get here? The moody, stripped-down result actually goes better with B’s ’80s-inflected cover art than the original.
The Big Pink – “Sweet Dreams” (Beyonce Cover) (MP3)
While we’re in the UK, the band recently played the aforementioned “Dominos” on Jools:
A Brief History Of Love is out via 4AD.