By Andrew Stevens.
The Hollies’ flat, opportunistic cover of her and Chip Taylor’s ‘I Can’t Let Go’ lacked the fat bass chords and swinging chime, while her version of The Troggs’ ‘Any Way That You Want Me’ positively stole a pensive march on tea-addled Reg Presley’s original. What is it about Evie Sands’ foot-tappers that continues to set her apart from her peers? ‘I Can’t Let Go’ later lent its signature riff to Spectrum’s amour-drenched ‘How You Satisfy Me’, round about the time Spiritualized were riding high with their debut single, the Troggs cover (which acted as a memorable interlude within the certain awkwardness of Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know). Most recently Sands has played with Caledonian indie pop mainstays BMX Bandits. Serious Drugs indeed.
First posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010.