We saw Sleigh Bells going in a smooth nineties pop direction (when they weren’t continuing to utterly slay) on their latest record Reign of Terror, so we shouldn’t be so surprised by the band’s next step – right into “covering Beyonce” territory. The band delivered their take on “Irreplaceable” during their Maida Vale session for the BBC, and it’s pretty awesome.
Alexis Krauss can’t exactly emulate Bey’s vocals, but that’s okay (can anyone?) – we’re loving those atmospheric guitar textures. We would’ve loved to hear Sleigh Bells bring that dizzying guitar yowl to a Beyonce song, but hearing a softer side of them is just as fascinating. Check it out.