If you haven’t been down to your friendly local newsagents yet you might not know that this week’s NME is a special souvenir box set and includes all the wit and info of the regular mag plus a giant Kings Of Leon poster, 20% off Bench voucher and an astonishing free CD of Cure cover versions. Here’s a sneak preview of a couple of the tracks.

First up, Mystery Jets’ take on The Cure’s 1985 single ‘In Between Days’ which features Esser on drums.


Metronomy
, meanwhile, have bent ‘Fascination Street’ – an American-only single from 1989 – right out of proportion.

Marmaduke Duke (aka Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro and JP Reid of Sucioperro) offer up a military-drummed quasi-techno take on the 1992 classic ‘Friday I’m In Love’….

…and The Big Pink krautify ‘Love Song’ from The Cure’s eighth studio album ‘Disintegration’.

Finally, check out Editors’ sublime version of 1989’s ‘Lullaby’:

The free CD has all these versions in full plus intriguing covers from British Sea Power, The Futureheads, Art Brut, Alkaline Trio and loads more.