Ali Barter Takes On Tame Impala For Like A Version
Covering Tame Impala is a pretty big feat, and covering ‘Cause I’m a Man left Ali Barter with giant shoes to fill. The 2015 #61 Hottest 100 placing track is super loved by all, so the stakes for today’s Like a Version were pretty high.
Barter’s beautiful and colourful vocals do compliment the track, but they lacked the execution and emotion that makes the original just so very special. It’s a good cover but it’s not that different to Impala’s original, so it doesn’t quite challenge the Like A Version benchmark.
Tame Impala are known for their psychedelic rock sound, which made Barter’s slightly grunge twist kind of cool to hear, but it’s only in the chorus so we were left craving more of those fuzzy guitar riffs by Holy Holy guitarist Oscar Dawson.
You can check out the Melbourne grunge songstress performing some of her fab originals when she supports The Rubens for their Sydney and Melbourne shows!
You can check out the Ali Barter’s Like a Version HERE.
The Rubens’ ‘Hold Me Back’ Tour
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Metro City, Perth
FRI 24 JUNE
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney*
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Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne*
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