The Playlist: Electric Soft Parade/ The Boy Least Likely To/ Cold Cave
Electric Soft Parade
Brother, You Must Walk Your Path
Re-emerging after a six-year break, this is the first single from the band's forthcoming fourth album IDIOTS. The White brothers' harmonies are as tight as ever, but other than their sombre decadence, this is a stripped-down, minimalist return.
The Boy Least Likely To
Climbing Out of Love
Another indie-pop duo making a comeback (above), TBLLT explore upbeat pop that brings to mind Bright Eyes and Belle and Sebastian. Clearly the feel-good hit of the spring.
God Made the World
Considerably darker than The Boy Least Likely To, Cold Cave hook this new release around post-punk guitars and a beat reminiscent of New Order or Depeche Mode.
Crawling on Bruised Knees
This rather excellently named song is a brutal and emotionally weighty slice of experimental pop that clocks in at around six and a half minutes – 22-year-old frontwoman Margaret Chardiet describes it as an “exorcism”.
Lust for Youth
Chasing the Light (Anthony Naples remix)
Naples, a young Brooklyn-based producer, really gets his teeth into this remix, transforming it from a light, synth-led track, into a muscular Berlin squat party anthem.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Game of Thrones season 5: Emilia Clarke praises characters who 'accept their femininity'
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Glastonbury 2015 tickets: How to make sure you’re successful in Sunday's re-sale
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate