With all the hustle and bustle about Sweden’s returned punk heroes Refused it’s apt that, on their recent European tour supporting Enter Shikari with Your Demise, American post-hardcore band letlive. saw fit to cover Refused’s track ‘The Deadly Rhythm‘ from The Shape Of Punk To Come when they passed through the Swedish stops of Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö, and the ever-vigilant Rock Sound were there to film it! I like, even though it misses some of the nuances of the original — but that’s punk for you; you’re not supposed to do it ‘properly’!
More importantly, frontman Jason Butler cites Refused as one of the reasons they exist, which given the quality of their most recent release Fake History, is something for which to be thankful.
In related news, letlive. will be heading out on the Dead Throne Tour in support of The Devil Wears Prada with Every Time I Die and Oh, Sleeper at the beginning of March, and despite the meh headliner, this is definitely a tour worth turning up for. Details after the jump!