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Friday 04 November 2011
In among their noisy art-punk tracks, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs always found a space for tender love songs. Karen O has continued that approach on her new solo record.
Backwards instrumentation forms the backdrop of this song, while frontman Airick Woodhead uses his feminine falsetto to provide the hook.
Back in Bloom
With its epic, stadium-indie guitars, baggy beats and trippy lyrics, this Suede-meets- Oasis number sets Sulk far above other 1990s revivalists.
A chilled-out, off-kilter electro track that runs at a pace unfamiliar in modern music.
Its 15 years since 'Among My Swan' was released, but the band's new material somehow sounds more relevant and contemporary than ever.
Portrait in Black & Blue
Country guitars and a vocal style reminiscent of Terry Hall, mix well with ultra-modern beats and structuring. A refreshingly eclectic style.
Bright, poppy electro that, with the right marketing, could be a crossover hit.
The Pitchfork-tipped group use dark synths and 1980s pop melodies to create a haunting and wholly interesting track.
Chiming, shoegazey indie rock. It's 1992 all over again.
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 2 Louis van Gaal gets tough with Manchester United players, with Darren Fletcher and Luke Shaw berated in public and Phil Jones left looking bemused
- 3 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 4 Peaches Geldof inquest: Tragic final moments of socialite's life reveal she lied to husband about failed heroin tests
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
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Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia