Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scissor Sisters cover Kylie

Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury

The Scissor Sisters recently said their new album, Night Works, was "a little more grown up, a little less ramshackle Muppet-fest" than it's predecessor. They're not wrong.

The New York band's third record wisely ditches the shonky saloon bar pianos in favour of big, broody dancefloor grooves. Jake uses his proper singing voice, instead of that piercing Chip'n'Dale squeal, and producer Stuart Price has been allowed to indulge his Pet Shop Boys fetish (particularly on the epic Invisible Light).

While the album isn't due out til next week, you can be sure the Sisters will preview its finer moments on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury this weekend. Promising a spectacular show, Jake Shears told Radio One the festival holds special memories for the band because it feels like "the place, really, where I feel like our band broke."

"We played six years ago and, suddenly, everything turned in one moment," he said. "Our album went to number one after our Glastonbury performance," Ana Matronic added. "And it had been out for six months at that point."

The band have just departed the legendary Maida Vale studios, where they played a clutch of songs for the Live Lounge. If you only listen to one thing today, it should be their slide guitar cover of Kylie's All The Lovers. Such exquisitely beautiful harmonies.

Scissor Sisters - All The Lovers

:: Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire (live lounge)
:: All The Lovers (live lounge)

There's official video of both these performances on the Radio 1 website .

While we're visiting the Live Lounge, you should also check out Robyn's performance of Dancing On My Own from last week, which is sublime.

Robyn - Dancing On My Own (live lounge)

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