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.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'