Watch Vance Joy Perform Radiohead's 'Fake Plastic Trees'

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JetBlue's Live From T5 Concert Series with Vance Joy at JFK International Airport in New York on Oct. 27, 2014.

Vance Joy is a man of many surprises. He surprised pretty much everyone with his minty-fresh ukulele pop hit “Riptide”. And it was surprises all round when Taylor Swift covered the song, and invited him on her tour. He’s done it again, this time by covering Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”

The 6’5” Australian singer performed the Radiohead classic as part of Triple J’s regular "Like a Version" cover series last week for an audience at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Vance played it straight on his take -- he ditched his ukulele for a conventional six-string. The original “Fake Plastic Trees” appeared on Radiohead’s sophomore album The Bends which, incredibly, reached its 20 year anniversary last month

Watch Vance’s performance below.

Vance is back in the U.S. for further tour dates starting Thursday (April 9) at Seattle’s The Showbox Market before teaming up with Taylor Swift in May for worldwide live dates. Ahead of those shows, he’s dropped the clip for "Georgia," which is lifted from the album Dream Your Life Away.

"Georgia" is directed by Luci Schroder, who worked with Vance on the clip for "Mess Is Mine." Watch it below.


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