The Barometer: Big Star; Chew Lips; Here We Go Magic; Meth - Ghost - Rae; Pimary 1; Suede

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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.

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