Video: The Belligerents – “Praise You”

July 2, 2015

Brisbane synth poppers from the heart of the Valley nail their cover of Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You.” The Belligerents had their go on more than popular Australian Radio station Triple J‘s Like A Version today. Maybe it is the quality of Australian music or knowing the popularity of this particular segment, but (in my opinion) Like A Version has produced some of the best quality covers on the waves and the web over the past few years. A good cover does justice to the song in its original form while creatively morphing it into the style of the artist performing it. The Belligerents do just that in the video above. It helps that the song’s sunny energy matches their normal aesthetics quite well but the group adds a bit of psychedelic spunk with cowbell, distorted, echoing howls, and funky guitar and basslines. A feel-good, summertime rendition, the stellar video’s only letdown is the lack of coordinated dancing in comparison to the unforgettable original which you can watch below.

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