Live Gig Video: DMA’s cover Cher’s ‘Believe’ for triple j

By on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

In case you somehow missed this in their history, hip Australian radio station triple j has an amazing feature bands take part when they come into the studio. It’s similar to what Clara Amfo does in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – asking bands to cover a song – except that on triple j, the act can pretty much choose any song you want. (I have on good authority by a band who’s been in the Live Lounge that visitors to Radio 1 must choose their cover off a preapproved list of tunes, all of which have appeared recently on the UK singles chart.)

Taking that into account, triple j’s Like a Version is far, far superior, if only to offer a more accurate glimpse into what makes bands tick and what bands they love. Last week, Aussie alt-rockers DMA’s stopped in for their turn. Their year so far has been punctuated with high-profile appearances at SXSW 2016 and music festivals. But what might go down as their most memorable performance all year is this acoustic performance of Cher’s ‘Believe’. Taking a dance floor banger and turning into a softer, more introspective number wasn’t easy, and yet for a rock group of their calibre – and a versatile singer in Tommy O’Dell, who basically sounds like a choirboy in this piece – their cover was a complete success. Watch the performance below. For more on DMA’s on TGTF, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwFnoMoDDg[/youtube]

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