Crack in the Road

With this fantastic cover of Radiohead’s Karma Police, Santa Cruz’s Tree.

wraps up his R&S Records debut EP. As with his previous outings, it’s perfectly styled into his own, slightly twisted approach, and doesn’t simply rely on the strength of the original track, but takes up the basics of the Thom Yorke number and morphs it into something instantaneously recognisable as a Tree. production. With a couple of his own verses thrown in for good measures, it’s part King Krule, part Only Real, and comfortably one of the best covers you’ll hear this year.