Laura Groves: Gamma Ray Blue (Cleaners From Venus Cover)
on 29 April 2016
London-based songwriter Laura Groves previously released an album on XL under the moniker Blue Roses. Under her real name, however, Groves transitions from acoustic instruments like piano and guitar to a more electronic set-up, and her voice glows anew among the vintage synthesizers. In her cover of the track "Gamma Ray Blue," Groves polishes up the lo-fi track from '80s band The Cleaners from Venus (Martin Newell's DIY pop project) for a honeyed aural rush befitting of pop tastes today. "Best song ever about waiting for your lover to come round," she tweeted. "Gamma Ray Blue" is one of 12 contributions to DEEK Recordings' compilation of contemporary covers Extraordinary Renditions, out next month. On it, Gwilym Gold covers D'Angelo, Jesse Hackett covers Captain Beefheart, Nautic covers Thundercat and more.