This Saturday (the 11th) sees the Postmodern Jukebox roll into town, filling the Usherhall in Edinburgh. A little dickiebird told the Mumble that while in Manchester, they the incredible Maiya Sykes helped the band transform Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” into a Bessie Smith – style New Orleans sleazy blues.
Maiya once again showed why she is one of PMJ’s premier vocalists; like the great blues and soul vocalists of the past, every note she sings is imbued with passion. This song was a perfect showcase for Maiya’s work with PMJ: the lyrical, mournful quality of the chorus melody really comes through when her voice is combined with the dirge-y New Orleans accompaniment. It sounds brilliant, as does Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters.’
The Mumble can’t wait to hear the rest of the band’s musical tributes