Zutons: ‘everyone thinks Amy Winehouse wrote Valerie’

Band perform intimate afternoon gig

The Zutons have admitted that people think they are covering Amy Winehouse when their perform ‘Valerie’.

The song featured on the Liverpool band’s ‘Tired Of Hanging Around’ album in 2006, after which Mark Ronson picked it for his ‘Version’ covers album.

Performing a five-track session for Virgin Radio this afternoon (May 21), frontman Dave McCabe joked that most people think it’s actually Winehouse‘s track.

“Well everyone wants a piece of me…People have asked me [to write songs] but no one famous,” explained McCabe of the fall out as the band kicked off their set with ‘Valerie’. “I think they see it as Amy Winehouse’s song…I don’t mind.”

Playing to a small crowd of fans the band also performed current single ‘Always Right Behind You’ and hinted that the next single could be a track called ‘Put A Little Aside’.

The short set went smoothly until the final track, album song ‘Dirty Rat’, when McCabe asked if they could restart halfway through.

At the end he explained that he became a bit overwhelmed saying: “It got too intense for me you know.”

When asked what the track was about he added: “It’s a bit deep and horrible, like.”

The Zutons played:


‘What’s Your Problem’

‘Put A Little Aside’

‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’

‘Dirty Rat’

For details on how to hear The Zutons‘ session go to Virginradio.co.uk.