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.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'