Sometimes living in a relatively small place like the UK it’s difficult to establish exactly how popular an act from overseas is in your own country when they haven’t had a regular top 40 hit here. That is until they play some live shows. The fact that Brockhampton, the self-proclaimed ‘first boy band of the internet,’ has already sold out their two August gigs at London’s Koko (approx. 1,400 capacity) suggests that they’re already doing rather nicely here as well as in their home of the U.S. Brixton Academy or similar surely beckons next?
Therefore, if you’re going to drop an ‘on-trend’ cover version Brockhampton are probably the ideal act to cover - people are bound to listen - and another internet sensation, Clairo, has done just that today with her take of Waste, the closing track on Saturation. Describing it as ‘a sh*t cover’ Clairo has kept to her lo-fi roots, with a languid campfire strum of the song. It’s two minutes and forty seconds are disarmingly pretty.
Clairo - Waste