The Barometer: Beastie Boys; TV on the Radio; Fucked Up; Pentagram; Pollens; The Severed Limb; Dum Dum Girls; EMA

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Beastie Boys

Make Some Noise (Preview)

This forthcoming album preview may last only 30 seconds but from what we can tell, Beastie Boys' have one eye on a return to the charts.

TV on the Radio


The band has just announced its first UK shows in over three years. Fingers crossed this atmospheric synth-soul number gets an airing.

Fucked Up

The Other Shoe

Gorgeous female vocals add fragility to this otherwise brutal track – an excerpt from their forthcoming 18-track, 78-minute long, hardcore, punk-rock opera.



Classic heavy metal from the Virginian veterans. Metallica and Misfits fans will love its vintage rock grunt.


After Dance

Smart Seattle-based synth pop, performed with an unashamedly eccentric spirit.

The Severed Limb

Making Out on the Couch

This accordion-led, skiffle-influenced rock'n'roll band secured Steve Lamacq's seal of approval after a storming show in London last week.

Dum Dum Girls

He Gets Me High

Typical Sub Pop Records fare. Fizzy, grungy flower-pop.



Powerful and poetic, this is angsty Americana at its best. Inspired lyrically by everyone from Patti Smith to Bo Diddley, EMA's musical accompaniment remains distant – featuring faraway drums, minor chord violins and heartstring-tugging feedback drones.