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Off The Wall
Taken from his forthcoming ninth solo album, this sunny college-rock track finds the Sonic Youth guitarist recycling REM's melodies and chiming riffs.
Lapalux's roots may be in the brain-jarring bass of dubstep, but it doesn't stop him experimenting with pop hooks and dreamy keys.
Banks's new release misses her signature abrasive rap-style, but the soulful voice she usually saves for choruses and a skipping UK garage beat help keep this track fresh.
La Roux's keyboard player dabbles in trippy house on the latest 100% Silk release.
A free gift for those pre-ordering their new album, this track references everything from Slipknot to Belle & Sebastian in just three minutes.
A gloomy, half-finished Misfits cover from slacker rock's incumbent king.
The Aussie rockers' love affair with the Velvets continues on this violin-led instrumental.
Hip hop's brightest star releases his most commercial track yet. The chorus is one you'll be singing in your sleep.
Swaggering rock'n'roll, packed with "we don't care" choruses and discordant guitars.
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 4 Man takes most pointless Uber cab ride of all time
- 5 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley star in trailer for new Alan Turing film The Imitation Game
It looks like Krusty the Clown is the major Simpsons character death
Russell T Davies wants your 'sexcapades' for new web series Tofu about modern sex culture
Star Wars 7: Plot details 'leak', with sequel's opening sequence and premise revealed
Panic! At The Disco donate $1000 to gay rights group after Westboro Baptist Church picket
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
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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: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains