The Barometer: Girls; Belle & Sebastian; Death Grips; Katy B; Peace; Bon Iver; Sleigh Bells; The Pains of Being Pure At Heart; Die Hard
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The San Francisco indie kids turn their hand to classic-rock balladeering on this George Harrison-influenced paean to singer Chris Owens' mother.
Belle & Sebastian
A cute, fragile cover of The Primitives' 1988 hit, taken from B&S's second contribution to the compilation album series "Late Night Tales".
Setting aside the sluggish murder-rap that made their name, Death Grips are now experimenting with upbeat, electro-infused hip-hop.
Witches Brew (Diplo Remix)
The ultra-hip producer turns this somewhat lightweight Katy B album track into a full-throttle electro-house blast.
Swaggering rock'n'roll from Birmingham. Peace borrow all the best bits from Kasabian, Pixies and Primal Scream.
As an album track, this has been knocking around for just under a year, but with a brand new video last week, it seems likely to be Bon's next single.
Marilyn Manson-esque magic from the band's new album, 'Reign of Terror'.
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Too Tough (St. Etienne Remix)
St. Etienne remix a song taken from the band's long-awaited Acid Reflex remix EP.
Nailed to the Cross
Afrobeat meets quirky folk on this debut album opener.
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