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Sleigh Bells does Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' justice: Hear it here

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Hey, remember that time we were all wondering what it would sound like if R&B diva Beyoncé collaborated with indie-thrash duo Sleigh Bells?

Sadly, we never found out, but the next best thing has turned up. Sleigh Bells — who’ve recently released their heavy new record Reign of Terror and performed on Saturday Night Live — visited BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe to play a couple of songs, including a cover of Beyoncé’s to-the-left classic “Irreplaceable.” And it’s really good!

Typically, the band’s singer and headbanger-in-chief Alexis Krauss uses her enchanting pipes to yell demonic phrases like “burn the orphanage” and “when the birds start bleeding.” But Krauss also has a teen-pop background thanks to her Rubyblue days, so it’s actually not that surprising that she can find her away around a Top 40 single so well.

Check out the track below and let us know if you agree:

More on EW.com:

Sleigh Bells: Reign of Terror review

Sleigh Bells unleash new single ‘Comeback Kid’: Hear it here

Beyoncé working on new album with Diplo and Sleigh Bells: Good move?