Monday, February 24, 2020

Vandoliers Cover The Proclaimers

Photo by Mike Brooks
We're pretty obsessed with covers here at If It's Too Loud..., especially covers that stay true to the original while making the song their own. Vandoliers have completely nailed it with their version of The Proclaimers's 1993 megasmash song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." The song is a bit of a punchline now, but back in 1993 it was one of the biggest songs that ever existed. The Vandoliers's version maintains the fun of the original with a bit of cheeky sarcasm without coming across as mocking. It's just fun. Plus, it's the Vandoliers so it's much less Irish folk-pop and more ramshackle country punk. It's a rollicking version of the original with some of the best "Da da da da!" gang vocals ever recorded.

You can listen to Vandoliers's cover of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" below. The song is available now as a download via Bandcamp. For more on Vandoliers, check out their website. Current tour dates are below the song (still no New England dates, though!)

2/28 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ Tyler, TX
3/7 Downtown Carrollton Carrollton, TX
3/17 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
3/20 Bloodshot SXSX Day Party Austin, TX
3/20 AMG Showcase Austin, TX
3/27 Encore Entertainment Blue Springs, MO
3/28 Ned’s Tahlequah, OK
4/17 Blue Note Oklahoma City, OK
4/18 Nortons Brewing Wichita, KS
4/21 Bourbon Theatre’s Rye Room Lincoln, NE
4/22 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
4/23 Law Office Pub Yorkville, IL
4/25 The Hideout Chicago, IL
4/26 Lyric Room Green Bay, WI
4/28 Duke’s Indy Indianapolis, IN
4/29 The Basement Nashville, TN
4/30 The Star Community Bar Atlanta, GA
5/1 The Nick Birmingham, AL
5/2 Hernando’s Hideaway Memphis, TN

European summer tour dates:

12/06: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock (Official)
13/06: Löderup, SWE - Solhällan i Löderup
14/06: Stockholm, SWE - Sthlm Americana 2020
16/06: Leiden, NL - Qbus Club Leiden
18/06: Hamburg-Bergedorf, DE - Sound Yard
19/06: Altlandsberg, DE - Buchholz Saloon
20/06: Eindhoven, NL - Cafe Wilhelmina
24/06: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
25/06: Madrid, ESP - El Sol
26/06: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Café
27/06: Avilés, ESP - Factoría Cultural Avilés
28/06: Santander, ESP - Little Bobby
03/07: Easton, UK - Maverick Festival
04/07: Bridport, UK - SouthCider Festival 2020 - July 3-6th
05/07: London, UK - The Grace
06/07: Hull, UK - O'Rileys
07/07: Scarbrough, UK - Wood End Gallery
08/07: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
09/07: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
10/07: Thorseby Park, UK - Walled Garden Music Festival
11/07: Oberhausen, DE - Static Roots Festival
12/07: Gierle, BE - SJOCK Festival 45

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