Arctic Monkeys cover Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ – listen

Band perform their version of Canadian rapper's hit single while playing live on Radio 1

Arctic Monkeys have covered Drake‘s latest single ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ for BBC Radio 1. See above to hear the cover version now.

The band were guests on Fearne Cotton’s morning show earlier today (September 13) and performed their version of the song as part of their Live Lounge session. During one part of the song, Alex Turner is heard giving Fearne Cotton a shout out. Elsewhere in the session, Arctic Monkeys played recent single ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’.

‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ is the latest track to be taken from Drake’s forthcoming third album, ‘Nothing Was The Same’, due for release on September 24. The album features 13 tracks and will include the singles ‘Started From The Bottom’ and ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’. Elsewhere on the album are tracks including ‘Wu-Tang Forever’, ‘Tuscan Leather’ and ‘Pound Cake’ featuring Jay Z.

Earlier this week it was reported that Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said that he had to ban his mum from attending festivals the band are playing at. Although Penny Turner was at Glastonbury, where the audience sang happy birthday to her, her son has said that he can’t “be naughty” if she is on site at a festival, and added that they’ve agreed that she she can only go to festivals when Arctic Monkeys are not on the bill.

Check out The Ultimate Guide to Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’

Arctic Monkeys are currently William Hill’s favourites to win the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, after the nominations were announced last night (September 12). Arctic Monkeys’ recently released fifth album ‘AM’ and David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ both have odds of 4/1, according to the competition’s official bookies.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys could be on course to beat Daft Punk for the title of the fastest-selling album of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company.

On Wednesday (September 11), the band’s fifth album ‘AM’ had already sold over 97,000 copies since its release on Monday (September 9). If sales continue at their current rate, the band could overtake the French dance titans, who currently hold the record for the fastest selling album of 2013 after clocking up 165,000 sales of their album ‘Random Access Memories’ in the first week of sales.