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free music friday: flunk
May 29, 2009, 11:51 am
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‘Karma Police’ [Radiohead cover]

Norwegian electronic band Flunk were formed almost a decade ago by core members Ulf Nygaard and Jo Bakke, but it wasn’t until singer Anja Oyen Vister came on board, laying down improvised vocals over the tracks that would become the band’s 2002 debut For Sleepyheads Only, that they really began to make strides. Success came knocking across Europe, with a BBC radio sessions and numerous festival slots in the UK. The band later signed with US label Guidance Recordings, a move which helped to foster another four albums. Cover songs have a particularly lucky association for the band – their first ever single was an adaptation of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ and went on to feature in various US TV series and even a film or two. Taken from their latest outing This Is What You Get, released earlier this month on Beatservice Records, Flunk bravely tackle the Radiohead classic ‘Karma Police’. Abrasive, ever so slightly sinister and yet luminously sensual, it’s an inventive attempt with a unique edge that even Radiohead purists might come to admire. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Flunk, ‘Karma Police’

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