Over twenty-five years ago, brothers Peter and Tarquin Katis began releasing music as The Philistines Jr. Multiple albums, tours, Peel Sessions and side projects followed throughout the 90s, their intriguing brand of experimental indie-pop simultaneously endearing and/or off-putting fans and critics alike. The band re-emerged in 2010 with the sprawling “If a band plays in the woods…?” LP and have once more weighed-in with this latest release, a stark cover of Interpol’s ‘NYC’ inspired by the band’s current ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ 15th Anniversary tour. Listen here
Peter attempted to make this cover version “as different as possible from the original without getting wacky” with Tarquin’s own children, Henry (14) and Helen (10) handling the vocals, while a distinct lack of acoustic instruments (with the exception of Thomas Bartlett’s haunting muted piano intro) make ‘NYC’ an exciting teaser to the upcoming EP.