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Triple J is my favorite radio station out of Australia, and most weeks the best segment on it is Like A Version. The premise is simple; they invite a band to play live in the studio, allowing them to do 2 songs. One is an original of their choice, the other is their own spin on a favorite of theirs by another band. I have been amazed at how easy it is to learn everything you need to know to decide if you want to learn more about the band in the short time it takes them to play those two songs. Triple J has been running Like A Version since 2004, 52 weeks a year for 17 years; do the math and you will realize just how much excellent music you have to learn about!

The first band included tonight is Telenova, doing their cover of Madonna’s Hung Up, and their own original song Bones. They came from two other bands, and sound amazing now that they have coalesced into their current configuration. The other pair tonight is from Client Liaison, who cover Deee-Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart, followed by their original Elevator Up.

Just so you know, I didn’t cherry pick this stuff; it really is the last two bands featured on the program. And just in case you wanted to check out the official versions of these two tracks…