Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Home
Channelling Arcade Fire, Devendra Banhart and Mickey & Sylvia, this is a joyous gem from their album.
Nicolay and Kay The Lights
This underground collaboration between a soulful Dutch producer and a humble Texan MC is another storming victory for hip-hop's best-kept secrets.
Wild Beasts This Is Our Lot
A dramatic falsetto is perfect for the climax to this mystical and bold track from their album Two Dancers.
The Entrance Band Lookout!
Fuzzy guitar shredding from the infectious rockers.
Eslam Jawaad (featuring Damon Albarn) Alarm Chord
Standout track from the Syrian's brilliant album sees him rapping in Arabic over haunting vocals by Albarn. Could be a Gorillaz offcut. Good preparation for next week's Africa Express extravaganza in Paris.
Yo La Tengo Here to Fall
New Jersey's finest go for organ-driven psychedelia on opening track from new album, Popular Songs.
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