The Barometer: Kyla La Grange; Boy Mandeville; Givers; All The Young; Shaun J Wright; Inc.; Airship; Get People; Howler

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Kyla La Grange

Been Better

Powerful indie pop with trad-folk. La Grange's vocal intensity is reminiscent of Florence Welch and Ladyhawke.

Boy Mandeville


Summer has a habit of bringing out the afro-beat bands. Boy Mandeville's take on the seemingly solar-powered genre is mixed with Belle and Sebastian-esque pop.


Noche Nada (A Lot From Me)

Ultra-preppy folk pop from Louisiana. Despite the huge, heavily layered production, a Mystery Jets/Laura Marling influence is detectable.

All The Young

Welcome Home

Lad rock really is making a return. All The Young's big guitars and anthemic choruses won't change the world but are still worth a listen.

Shaun J Wright

Forever More

Warm vocals and semi-mystical lyrics are a perfect accompaniment to the minimalist electro of Wright. Big beats, even bigger voice.



Prince-aping dance music with deep, fuzzy basslines and minimalist beats.



'Kids', by Manchester band Airship, features a hook borrowed from Placebo, the euphoric strings of Arcade Fire and Idlewild's chiming guitars.

Get People

Rain Tears

Sleek electro-pop readymade for the festival circuit. Think Pet Shop Boys meets The xx.


I Told You Once

Scuzzy, old-fashioned indie currently exciting US labels.