FIDLAR Turn Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ Into a Punk-Party Jam
California bros pull macabre classic out of the shadows and into the gutter
FIDLAR are normally known as L.A. drunk-punks, but their droning cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ classic “Red Right Hand” finds them devolving into ghoulish territory. Cave’s suave doom-and-gloom tune normally moves at a hauntingly slow pace, but the young quartet injects the creeper with a jittery energy, slamming down on piano keys and spitting out slightly fuzzed-over vocals. FIDLAR also call their version “Red Right Hand (Nick Cage),” so thanks to Cave, Cage, and Nick Offerman, they’ve pulled off an amazing Nick hat trick in the last few weeks. Hear FIDLAR’s version of “Red Right Hand” at their Tumblr (via Consequence of Sound), and keep an eye out for the SPIN Essential outfit’s upcoming “Awkward” single, out September 8.