The Barometer: Ben Folds and Nick Hornby; Adam Haworth Stephens; Still Flyin’; Sky Larkin’; Sufjan Stevens; Twin Sister; Young Jeezy; How to Dress Well
What's hot on our playlist
Ben Folds and Nick Hornby
Romantic melancholy is the tone of this touching first single from these two complementary talents.
Adam Haworth Stephens
The Cities That You've Burned
Previously of indie duo Two Gallants, here Stephens goes it alone with a beautiful country-rocking ballad, from his recent LP, 'We Live on Cliffs'.
Victory Walker (2AM)
This new single from the 15- man band sees them shed their well-worn reggae outer-garments in favour of something a whole lot NEU!er.
This standout from the trio's recent LP also features on a new EP due in November.
A grand melange of electronics, strings and melodies in an early track from Stevens's new LP, 'The Age of Adz'.
From their recently re-released EP, 'Vampire with Dreaming Kids', this track mixes gorgeous cascading guitars with delicate vocals.
Horns and the insistent electro pulse are what make this leaked track by the South Carolina rapper.
How to Dress Well
The US indie scene's man of the moment transforms a dramatic R Kelly ballad into a minimal organ driven torch song in a video shot for the yourstru.ly website.
Listen to this week's free playlist at Independent.co.uk/mixtape
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Jeremy Clarkson courted by Russian Ministry of Defence TV station to present motoring show
One Direction fans campaign to buy the band after Zayn Malik quits
Kay Burley 'bias' against Ed Miliband prompts 130 complaints to Ofcom
Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest