The Barometer: Balkans; Tribes; Jemma Pixie Hixon; Honour Before Glory; Walk the Moon; Polaris at Noon; Keep Shelly in Athens; Thee Oh Sees; Blood Orange

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Troubled and Done

These teenage tearaways are leading members in a brand new wave of Atlanta, Georgia-based garage punk bands.


We Were Children

Excellent Bowie and Bolan inspired pop rock'n'roll. Huge verses give way to a softly anthemic, nostalgic chorus.

Jemma Pixie Hixon

Behind Blue Eyes

Housebound for two years due to agoraphobia, Hixon's renditions of current and classic chart hits are attracting a lot of attention.

Honour Before Glory

Broken Pictures #1

A minimalist soundscape from the former ¡Forward Russia! guitarist Whiskas. What it lacks in innovation it more than makes up for in genre-defying bravery.

Walk the Moon

Anna Sun

This kind of epic, Killers-esque indie may be half a decade late, but is nevertheless infectious and ready for the mainstream.

Polaris at Noon

MIA Satellite

The super-slick rhythms and schoolyard melodies shouldn't work, but this one-man project actually sounds like early Chromeo.

Keep Shelly in Athens

Song to Cheer You Up

Reverb-drenched guitars and hazy synths make this track a summer playlist candidate.

Thee Oh Sees

I Need Seed

Scratchy blues-based garage rock, peppered with unsubtle sexual innuendo.

Blood Orange


Dev Hynes's latest project is the kind of abrasive electro-punk hybrid he does so well.