As any rockist — or Comcast On Demand subscriber — knows, the BBC’s long-running Later … With Jools Holland is one of the greatest music television shows of all time. As any local rockist knows, local Kings-in-training, Mona, are seemingly all about following in the footsteps of the Followills — the youngest of which is rumored to be courting Miley Cyrus. Hence, Mona are trying their hand at breaking Britain — which I suppose is exactly what I’d do if I were them. This week, on the same day the Kings brought their chart-reigning rock to New York’s Madison Square Garden, their Padawans made an appearance on Later. They performed their recent single “Listen to Your Love,” which, as was debated on Cream last week, bears a striking similarity to KOL’s recent single “Radioactive." While you can continue to debate said similarities if you want, one thing is certain: “Listen to Your Love” doesn’t sound anything like the Youth and Young Manhood opening cut “Red Morning Light,” which is what KOL played when they debuted on Later in 2003.
For purposes of comparison, Mona’s Later debut is posted above, and KOL’s is posted below.
... And for purposes of upping this post’s awesome, Blur performing “Tender” with a gospel choir — taken from the band’s 1999 Later appearance — is included below.