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Caught in the net: Phoenix goes for broke with Bankrupt!


A host of big-name rock bands have returned to the fray in the last week or so, unveiling tracks from forthcoming albums.

"Entertainment" is more widescreen pop from Phoenix ahead of the April release of their jauntily titled new record, Bankrupt!. Hear it at ind.pn/Xm5EIN. In May, Primal Scream put out their 10th album, More Light. This week we got the first sample of it with "2013" featuring guest guitar from regular collaborator Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, not to mention some wild sax. The song and video can be found at primalscream.net. Meanwhile, The Strokes are also returning for their fifth LP, Comedown Machine, in March. The second track and first official single to emerge from it is "All the Time", which is streaming at snd.sc/X5EfxK

Kilo's in the mix with low-key collection

The up-and-coming Kilo Kish has an impressive amounts of slashes behind her creative endeavours – musician/song-writer/visual artist/designer/model/collective organiser. Now the young American has focused in on the music element to deliver a new mixtape, K+, which is available free to download at kilokish.com/k. The impressive 10-track effort is a nice low-key collection of slashes itself: rap/electronica/electro-funk/pop among the most prominent. The 30-minute mixtape comes with contributions from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT and Childish Gambino.

Stand-out songs from country's Caitlin

Nashville-based Caitlin Rose releases her second album, The Stand Out next week. The highly regarded country singer veers from more typical country stylings to the alt-country end of things with detours to folk and more rock like terrain along the way. The record has been streaming in full before its release on The Independent's website at ind.pn/Xm5LnT.