Tanya Donelly speaks with Kyle Meredith about her new covers collaboration with The Parkington Sisters. The collective gives a new spin to classics by Paul McCartney, The Go-Go’s, and Leonard Cohen. Donelly discusses the art of a cover song, her love of Split Enz and Echo & The Bunnymen, and why most of these picks are culled from the ’70s and ’80s. The Breeders and Throwing Muses co-founder also talks about raising money for COVID-19 relief and Black Lives Matter organizations, activism now versus the ’90s, the chances of another Belly album, and a project she’s working on with Dylan In the Movies.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.