Arctic Monkeys praise Miley Cyrus’ cover of ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

"She did some bits in there I wish we'd have done," says Matt Helders

Arctic Monkeys‘ Matt Helders has said that his favourite cover of one of the band’s songs is Miley Cyrus‘ version of ‘Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

Cyrus first performed her take on the ‘AM’ single as part of her MTV: Unplugged performance last year and the cover features in the setlist on her current ‘#Bangerz’ world tour.

During an interview with Australian radio station Triple J‘s ‘Like A Cover’ show earlier this week (May 8), Drummer Matt Helders revealed his love for Cyrus’ version of the track.


Quizzed in his favourite cover version of one of the band’s songs, the drummer said: “I think Miley Cyrus’ version of ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ When the radio host asked if he was being sarcastic, the drummer replied: “No, she did some bits in there I wish we’d have done. She gets higher than we can… in the voice”

It was during their appearance on Triple J that Arctic Monkeys performed a cover of their own, taking on Tame Impala’s ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.’

Later this year Arctic Monkeys will headline the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds, their first time performing at the festival since they topped the bill five years ago. Appearing as an England and Wales festival exclusive, the band will appear at both sites at the August 22-24 festival.

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