Watch Chvrches Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

Carl Williott | February 14, 2014 9:26 am

Chvrches have become a prolific cover band in between churning out their own immaculate synth-pop songs, and they’ve added to their arsenal with a live take of Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?” for triple j’s Like A Version series. They now join the ranks of Idolator faves like Miley Cyrus and Katy B who have recently covered the UK rockers, but this may be our favorite effort.

The Scottish trio transform the gloomy rock strut of the original into a minor key New Wave lament, which eventually builds into a crescendo fit for a John Hughes film as each member toils away on his or her respective keyboards and knobs.

Watch the reinterpretation up top.

[via Stereogum]

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