Nicole Cork

Recently graduating from The University of Western Ontario, in the Media, Information, and Technoculture program, Nicole now considers herself well versed in any and all media related matters in the 21st century. Currently living in Toronto, Nicole spends her time working at a music agency and attending any and all concerts in the city. There's no better way to spend some time than listening to good ol' fashioned live music. Her love of cover music isn't genre-biased, it's quite the opposite actually - there's nothing greater than listening to a guy with a guitar cover some dirty rap lyrics. You can follow her musical obsessions and city adventures on Twitter: @nicolecork.

Oct 242012

English Singer-Songwriter Natasha Khan, better known by her stage name Bat For Lashes has done her fair share of cover songs in the past. The other night she dropped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show and reminded us all why we fell in love with her covers in the first place. Bat For Lashes covered the wildly popular Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ dance anthem “We Found Love.” A song that had almost slipped out of the cover song realm in the last few months. If you thought this song was haunting you before, wait till you hear Khan’s captivating cover. Continue reading »

Oct 052012

Their CD isn’t exactly “new”  anymore, so it’s been a while since we’ve heard a good Coldplay cover. That being said, Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande simply couldn’t ignore the potential in the bands vast musical catalog. The word potential should be used delicately here, because Sande exceeds any preconceived idea of it. She recorded her own acoustic version of the bands “Every Teardrop is A Waterfall” with 1 microphone, in 1 take, in the Capitol recording studios. Continue reading »

Sep 242012

If you grew up in the 90s you’ll remember Hanson as the blonde brothers topping the charts and winning the hearts of young women all over the world, and they sure aren’t ready to call it quits anytime soon. The boys stopped by the Fifi and Jules radio show in Australia last week to play some of their hits, (old and new), and they surprised listeners with an awesome Taylor Swift cover. The guys did an acoustic cover of Swift’s mega-hit “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” that reminds us all why they stole our hearts so many years ago. Continue reading »

Sep 142012

Former Disney star Miley Cyrus seems happy to be stepping out of her”child star” comfort zone recently with a string of mature cover songs. We heard from her a while back when she covered Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome” and now she’s back with her cover of the 1950 James Shelton classic “Lilac Wine.” The video is the first in a series of many “Backyard Session” videos that Cyrus and her band will be uploading on her new re-vamped website. Continue reading »

Sep 072012

English Indie-Rockers The Vaccines are no stranger to the modern pop song. Last year they took on Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and now they’re back with their cover of Taylor Swift’s new mega-hit “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The rockers hit the Live Lounge this week and transformed the cheesy sing-a-long into a rock n’ roll tune that might even be taken seriously by indie-lovers. Continue reading »

Aug 022012

While there are no shortage of Lil’ Wayne covers out in the universe, there hasn’t been a solid “How to Love” cover released in some time now. Wait no longer cover fanatics, American experimental-pop duo School of Seven Bells  has taken on the rappers auto-tuned ballad. It appears that Seven Bells’ lead singer Alejandra Deheza has exactly the delicate voice needed to breath some new life into the love song that explores a girls complicated relationship with learning “how to love.” Continue reading »