The Barometer: Big Star; Chew Lips; Here We Go Magic; Meth - Ghost - Rae; Pimary 1; Suede
What's hot on our playlist
Big Star "September Gurls"
Melodic rock gem with typically thoughtful lyrics from the late Alex Chilton, a cult hero who inspired Wilco, Primal Scream, REM and Teenage Fanclub.
Chew Lips "Karen"
One of the British acts causing the most hype at SXSW festival, this tender indie-pop song is their new single.
Here We Go Magic "Collector"
From their new LP, the Brooklyn band channel propulsive krautrock and 1980s indie rock to great effect.
Meth – Ghost – Rae "Dangerous"
The latest from the trio's forthcoming album "Wu-Massacre" isn't their most original effort but it's still a welcome blast of Wu-Tang-patented hip-hop.
Primary 1 "The Blues" (featuring Nina Persson)
UK producer Joe Flory teams up with the Cardigans singer for a melancholy dose of synth-pop.
Suede "The Wild Ones"
An emotional peak in the Brit-pop band's thrilling first gig for seven years.
Listen to this week's free playlist on Spotify at independent.co.uk/mixtape
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