Watch Chvrches deliver a “ballad banger” cover of The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’

They "respected the original"

Chvrches have covered The 1975 in Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Scroll below to watch footage.

Appearing in session earlier today (March 15), the Scottish group performed a rendition of their recent single ‘Get Out’, as well as a cover of The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’.

The band explained that they “respected the original” because they “just love the song so much”, describing their take on the track as a “half banger, ballad banger”.

Watch a clip below and hear the full session at the BBC website. The session begins at the 2 hour mark, with the 1975 cover at 2:10:25.

It has previously been pointed out that The 1975 sped up sounds like Chvrches:

The band’s third LP ‘Love Is Dead’ will be released on May 25 via Virgin / Glassnote.

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry recently spoke out about the #MeToo movement – saying that she’s happy that progress has been made against misogyny, now society needs to act upon the dialogue.

Mayberry has made headlines in the in the past when she came under fire from sexist trolls having been very vocal about feminism. Now as the band prepare return with their hotly anticipated third album, she’s said that the conversation around misogyny needs to be turned into action.

“It’s great that people are speaking up, but I want to see what happens in the next couple of years – if people actually put their money where their mouth is,” she told Pitchfork. “So many people are being fully genuine about it, but there are some people who are definitely using it as a way of finding some kind of branding niche and that’s kind of fucked up.”