Eliza & The Delusionals are the latest band to cover a song as part of triple j’s Like A Version segment, opting for “Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers.
The outfit appeared on the program today (July 15) with their rendition of Bridgers’ 2017 single from his album ‘Stranger In The Alps’. Their version doesn’t stray too far from the original, capturing her signature riff, fuzzy guitars and spacious vocals, courtesy of vocalist Eliza Klatt and sister duo CLEWS.
It’s also injected with the band’s own flair, with added guitar sections and an extended rock outing. Check it out below:
“We’ve always been big Phoebe fans and ‘Stranger In The Alps’ was an album we used to rinse off,” guitarist Kurt Skuse said in a post-performance interview.
“It’s definitely a song I wish we’d written,” Klatt added. “So, I feel like it was cool to have the chance to make it our own.”
The group also performed their own song “Save Me”, taken from their debut album “Now And Then”. Watch it below:
Eliza & The Delusionals released “Now And Then” in May, premiering singles “Nothing Yet”, “Give You Everything”, “Bed Song”, “You” and the aforementioned “Save Me”.
The record made it NME’Australia’s top 10 picks for the month of release, with Ellie Robinson saying their 90s pop and rock influences combined with modern flair “make them perfectly suited to rule the pop-rock scene of 2022”.
They will be hitting the road in support of the record next month, playing gigs in Eora/Sydney, Naarm/Melbourne, Tarndanya/Adelaide, Meanjin/Brisbane and Walyalup/Fremantle. Tickets can be found here and here (for Sydney).