Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Arkells Sing Motown




Everyone should be back from the long weekend now, myself included, and needing something to slap them out of their gloomy Tuesday daze. Enter one of my favourite bands, Arkells, and a special 7 inch vinyl called Arkells Sing Motown, which they released for this past weekend's Record Store Day.

Speaking as someone who's seen these covers performed live, let me tell you that this unsuspecting crew of Motown lovers are entirely up to the task of putting their own spin on a handful of soulful classics. The rock group clearly have an affinity for the genre - always sliding one or two old ditties into their upbeat repertoire and causing the crowd to go wild. Listen to the Hamilton boys concoct rock versions of both Stevie Wonder and Temptations hits here:






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