RADSOUND // SOTW: ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART – FELT TIP
Originally published on Radsound
This week’s single comes in the form of a magnificent cover of Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart by way of London quartet Felt Tip.
Taking the track and twisting it into their own XTC’s styled indie pop affair, the outfit turn an already brilliant track into something even more special. With combined vocals from frontman James Tyler blending effortlessly even more so than the original alongside the falteringly jarring rhythms of Anton Trampon’s guitar and the drums of Tom Rapanakis, when adding in the funk-fused driving bass of Jade Spranklen, Felt Tip manage to reinvent and refresh 3 minutes of pure bliss without tainting what was before. When an outfit can do this so seamlessly alongside an already stellar EP, their own future creations are more than likely to be no less than spot on.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart is online now and the outfit’s debut EP, Simple Things, is also out now!