The Barometer: Beach House; MellowHigh; Hot Chip; Titus Andronicus; Grandaddy; The Shins; Marina & the Diamonds; Four Tet; The Walkmen
What's hot on our playlist
Beach House - Lazuli
An expansive synth-led track that mixes gloomy melodies with bright instrumentation. A familiar sound, but one the duo has dominated since breakthrough 'Teen Dream'.
Mellowhigh - Timbs
Cinematic, string-laden hip-hop. Not to be confused with another Odd Future-affiliated pop-up group, MellowHype.
Hot Chip - Night & Day
A typically upbeat, ultra-catchy slice of electro-indie-funk from the London band.
Titus Andronicus- Oh Bondage! Up Yours!
Taken from a new X-Ray Spex tribute LP, this raw cover is sung by guitarist Amy Klein.
* Listen and buy this charity track at http://thepermanentwave.bandcamp.com/track/oh-bondage-up-yours
Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
The underappreciated indie-rock outfit announced their reunion tour this week. This homesick single, released in May 2000, will surely be a highlight of the concerts.
The Shins - The Rifle's Spiral
An eerily animated 3D video was released for this track earlier in the week. The song itself is taken from the band's fourth album, 'Port of Morrow'.
Marina & the Diamonds - Primadonna (Evian Christ remix)
The enigmatic producer brings Marina's vocals to the fore by stripping the beat to a sparse, 808-influenced sound.
Four Tet - Conference of the Birds
A DJ mix full of the disjointed sounds and exotic beats we've come to expect.
The Walkmen - Heaven
A tight, Strokes-esque beat and bassline drives this new track from the oft-overlooked New Yorkers.
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
How the Other Half Eat, Channel 4 - TV review: Swapping food trolleys shows how food and class are closely connected
Indiana Jones sequel confirmed by Lucasfilm - but will Harrison Ford return to the franchise?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils