Almost a week on from their silver medal placing in the annual Hottest 100, beloved Perth outfit Spacey Jane have descended upon the triple j studios to deliver a rendition of “Booster Seat” and The Beatles’ enduring “Here Comes the Sun”.
Sharing a breezy, sun-drenched take on the original Abbey Road track, guitarist and vocalist Caleb Harper explained afterwards that the group had spent a solid five days working on their version of the song.
“We chose this song because, at its core, it’s just a really beautiful song; really incredible songwriting, and it doesn’t really take much dressing up or anything like that to make it work,” he explained. “As soon as we played through it once we were just really stoked with the sound and we didn’t find it hard to make it our own.
“We definitely owe [The Beatles] a whole lot in sort of making the music that we do now, it’s hugely influenced and inspired by the sound that they sort of started.”
Clearly their efforts were appreciated, with the vast majority of comments on the cover’s YouTube page citing it as one of the best Like a Versions to date, while another remarked that it “sounds like The Beatles except they’ve been punching cones on a surfing trip”.
“I was late to The Beatles train,” explained drummer and manager Kieran Lama. “My mum listens to Guy Sebastian mostly, so I had to figure out that they were a great band through my friends.
“It’s hard to think of what to chance about a Beatles song, and make it better than it was, because it feels like they’re all the holy grail of songwriting,” Lama added. “You don’t want to muck it around too much.”
The group also used their spot in the triple j studios to deliver a rendition of “Booster Seat” from their 2020 debut album Sunlight, which went on to reach #2 in the triple j Hottest 100 countdown over the weekend.