Karen O Covers Radiohead at London’s Bush Hall
Last night (Oct. 4), Karen O kicked off the first night of a two-night stint at Bush Hall in London -- her first show in the U.K. since the release of her debut solo record, 'Crush Songs.'
As NME reports, O played a 19-song set that included every track off of 'Crush Songs,' including her cover of the Doors' 'Indian Summer.' Most excitingly, though, O and her band kicked off their three-song encore with a short rendition of Radiohead's 'High and Dry.' (Check it out in the video below.) This particular cover has been featured in a handful of O's recent shows, including her gigs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that O is a fan of Radiohead; in a recent mutual interview with Julian Casablancas, O told the Strokes frontman, "Thom Yorke is very special. He f---s me up with his vocals, for one. I don’t think it’s just because I’m a singer, because I write music, too, but I tend to gravitate toward the voice more than anything else in music. And Thom Yorke’s got a whopper of one."
Tonight marks O's final show at Bush Hall. Her final gig -- according to her website -- is this week (Oct. 7) at Berlin's Heimathafen.
Karen O Covers Radiohead's 'High and Driy'