Arkells’ Recruit Fans and Bands for “Leather Jacket” Covers

Hollerado, July Talk, Lights, Dear Rouge & fans cover Arkells

As you may or may not have heard, Hamiltonian band Arkells have been running a contest over the last few weeks where they’ve asked fans to cover their new single “Leather Jacket” and post them with #LJGoldenTicket (Leather Jacket Golden Ticket). Even I grabbed my ukulele to get in on the action. One lucky person will win that golden ticket, which in reality, is a pair of tickets to every Arkells show in 2015.

The contest has now closed and they will be deciding the winner in the next few days, but we thought we’d share some of the amazing and creative covers that came from it. Not just fans participated – scroll down to see some local bands’ renditions of the song, including Hollerado, July Talk, Stars, and more.

Here’s the original:



Texas King

Matt & Ash

Andre Pettipas


Rae Corcoran



Dear Rouge

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July Talk

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And finally…
Indie88 announcer Brent took a stab at it:

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