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Wolf Alice mash up Charli XCX’s “Boys” and The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry”: Stream

The UK four-piece return the favor after Charli XCX covered "Don't Delete the Kisses" in December

Wolf Alice and Charli XCX, photos by Philip Cosores
Wolf Alice and Charli XCX, photos by Philip Cosores

    In December, we discovered that pop star Charli XCX was a fan of British alt-rockers Wolf Alice. She recorded a cover of the band’s “Don’t Delete the Kisses” for Australian radio station triple j’s Like a Version series, then released a remix of the cut for all to hear. Wolf Alice must’ve been quite taken with the cover, because they’ve now returned the favor with a Like a Version cover of Charli XCX’s “Boys”.

    (Read: Wolf Alice give a Track by Track breakdown of their new album, Visions of a Life)

    It’s a perfect fusion of the band’s dreamy pop-rock and Charli XCX’s starry-eyed swagger, with guitarist Joff Oddie and drummer Joel Amey delivering breathy harmonies to complement Ellie Roswell’s gorgeous vocals. As a nice surprise, the UK four-piece seamlessly stitch in an ode to The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry”. Listen to it below.

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