The Barometer: Bashy feat H-Boogie; Friendly Fires; The xx; Joe Pernice; Volcano Choir; Noah and the Whale
Friday 14 August 2009
Bashy feat H-Boogie Your Wish Is My Command
Hip-hop layered with a generous splash of electropop and vocals courtesy of Estelle's lil' sis might just be a chart winner for the charming MC.
Friendly Fires Kiss of Life
Addictive, exuberant disco-pop single coming up from the Mercury nominees.
The xx Crystalised
Sultry male/female soul vocals and minimalist, off-kilter riffs: atmospheric, dark, moody and brilliant.
Joe Pernice Tell Me When It's Over
Alt.country's most soulful crooner breezes through The Dream Syndicate's cult psych-rock classic.
Volcano Choir Island, IS
Justin Vernon's (aka Bon Iver) side project. Music blog Stereogum is offering a preview MP3 of this lovely electrofolk track to whet the appetite.
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring
Delicate atmospheric Sigur Ros-esque strings build up to soaring emotion – far superior to their debut effort.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Wireless 2015: Nicki Minaj 2 hours late to main stage due to 'travel issues'
Chronixx interview: Reggae sensation on taking the opening spot at Glastonbury and calling Barack Obama a 'waste man'
Game of Thrones season 6: Director Jack Bender hints showrunners 'communicate closely' with George RR Martin
Amy: Mark Ronson praises 'respectful' Amy Winehouse film as it scores the highest ever UK opening for a British documentary
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts