We haven’t heard much from LA duo Kisses lately, so they’ve kindly donated a free MP3 download to NME.com to remind us that they’re still out there making ever-so-lovely music.
While the band were on tour last year, they often brought out a cover of Robert Palmer’s 1980 single ‘Johnny And Mary’. Unfortunately it was never all that successful for Mr. Palmer (I mean, c’mon. Watch the video below, featuring…a soldier mime doing the robot? Ah, the ’80s…).
Despite the fact that Palmer’s version only peaked at No. 44 on the UK Singles Chart, this song’s been subject to plenty of covers over the years (most notably this rock rendition from Placebo, which I obviously love).
But Kisses have managed to re-capture the sad emptiness of Palmer’s original song, and it’s quite a beauty. They’ll be releasing their cover as a single, along with a B-side remix from Mozart Parties – and you can stream/download it for free right here: