Listen: CHVRCHES - Bela Lugosi's Dead

Yep, they're covering Bauhaus...
CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES have proven to be especially adept at the art of the cover version.

Just before Christmas, the Scottish trio unveiled a surprisingly emotive rendition of East 17's 'Stay Another Day' before turning Janelle Monae's 'Tightrope' into a funeral dirge at a Billboard event.

Recruited to supply a new track for the soundtrack of 'The Vampire Academy' the band opted to tackle a genuine goth classic.

'Bela Lugosi's Dead' by Bauhaus soundtracked many a pint of snakebite during the genre's years of gestation, with the neo-industrial godheads paying their respects to the cult actor.

Playing the menace of the original off against the inherent pop sweetness of Lauren Mayberry's voice, this new re-invisioning is a digital update on a noir anthem.

Check it out below.

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