The Barometer: Coolies; Films of Colour; Mathemagic; Labrinth; Tinashe; Deerhunter; Brandon Flowers; Maximum Balloon
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Like Grinderman fronted by Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex. A brooding reinvention of old-school punk.
Films of Colour
FOC, currently found on many "Ones to Watch" lists, inhabit the same highly melodic, post-ladrock space as early Coldplay.
Full of breathy vocals, exotic beats and, erm, glockenspiels. Sequin is a great comeback track from the Canadian experimentalists.
Let the Sun Shine
This 21-year-old singer from East London is signed to Simon Cowell, his first signing in six years who hasn't appeared on one of his TV shows.
Every Single Day
The catchy closing track from this Hackney-via-Harare singer-songwriter's debut LP, 'Saved'.
He Would Have Laughed
Our love affair with the US fourpiece's new LP, 'Halcyon Digest', continues with the record's dreamy, percussion- heavy closing track.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
The anthemic opener to Flowers's Vegas-themed solo album, 'Flamingo'. Consider it a guilty pleasure.
Dave Sitek's star-studded side project is full of infectious art-dance jams, but the opener, with vocals by Theophilus London, remains the recently released album's standout.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989 - album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth sent home in double firing
Russell Brand's Revolution - book review: Witty banalities aside, the comic has an authentic voice
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are