Scottish electro-pop band Chvrches recently presented their own interpretation of the Arctic Monkeys’ hit “Do I Wanna Know” for Australian radio show Triple J’s Like a Version segment. At the end of the performance, Martin Doherty says, “Sorry Arctic Monkey fans if you really, really loved the original, because it’s kind of a departure, but we thought it’s about fun and that’s what this thing is about.” This cover definitely sounds much different than the original, and if you’re expecting an exact replica of the song, I suggest staying away from the play button. The electro-pop trio does a phenomenal job of taking the song and crafting it into their own. Chvrches has slowly been growing on to me, and this cover earns a win for them in my book. Be sure to check them out when they play at this year’s Free Press Summer Fest.
By Raj Radia