I happened upon a couple of decent Nirvana covers last week that are well worth a listen. Belgium's Hooverphonic have crafted a nice version of 'In Bloom' with creative instrumentation and excellent female vocals, and Glasvegas, currently touted as the "next big thing" here in the UK, give us an idea of what Nirvana would have sounded like if they had come from Aberdeen, Scotland instead of Aberdeen, WA.
On the subject of Nirvana, here's a video of one of their first live performances:
And on the subject of Glasvegas, the Glasgow quartet released the second single ('Daddy's Gone') from their forthcoming debut album last weekend. Along with the 'Come As You Are' cover, a nifty live acoustic version of 'Daddy's Gone' was included - and I think I like it more than the newly recorded and produced album version. These guys have already sold out most of the stops on their current tour and tickets for the London date, originally priced at £9, are being sold online for over £30 (that's $60 for you North Americans). Now that's what I call hype. Their self-titled album will be released a week today.
Hooverphonic - In Bloom
Glasvegas - Come As You Are