I absolutely LOVE The Steets and I absolutely LOVE the Guillemots. So you can imagine how stoked I was to find out that the Guillemots have covered “Never Went to Church” off of The Street’s latest album, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living. It appears as the b-side to their new single, “Made-Up Lovesong #43”, which drops June 26th in the UK. [The Streets version drops today.]
The cover version is amazing. I know a lot of people don’t particularly care for Mikey Skinner‘s song delivery, but if you still cannot say that he is a fantastic songwriter and lyricist after listening to this very pretty version of “Never Went to Church”, then I have pity on you–pity on you for your inability to recognize greatness.
If you remember, I was totally bowled over when I saw the Guillemots at Bowery Ballroom in May. I am dead serious when I say that this band is amazing live. Start keeping tabs on when and where they are playing because you have to see it to believe it.
DOWNLOAD: “Never Went to Church” by The Guillemots
WATCH: Mikey Skinner explaining why he wrote “Never Went to Church” or DOWNLOAD the zip file