The Sydney pair – currently made up of founding members Duncan Davidson and Joseph Lamond – have made the sombre original their own, starting out with a lulling acoustic guitar before speeding up into an anthemic punk tempo.
Listen to Kids of Yesterday’s take on ‘Mad World’ below:
According to a press release, ‘Mad World’ was added to the album’s tracklist in the last few days of recording.
Kids of Yesterday is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Davidson, who, since forming the band with Lamond in a Tempe share house during 2010, has been joined by a changing lineup of musicians.
‘Escape Planet’ will be the first full studio offering dropped by the punk rock outfit, following the release of three EPs, ‘Belated Farewell’ in 2010, ‘The Gutter’ in 2011 and ‘T.V’ in 2012.