The Barometer: Luke Haines; Cant; Cate le Bon; Sufjan Stevens; RJLC; Japandroids
Friday 16 October 2009
Luke Haines 21st Century Man
Britain's most fearlessly offensive songwriter paints his jaw-dropping masterpiece for the 21st century.
From Grizzly Bear's bass player and producer Chris Taylor's new side project, "Ghosts" takes Beach Boys harmonies and twists them into something spooky.
Cate le Bon Digging Song
Welsh songstress strikes a chord with her debut album 'Me Oh My' and this little folky harmonica-fuelled song.
Sufjan Stevens Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges
Neo-minimalist confection of fluttering woodwind and bustling brass from the oddball genius's latest project.
RJLC Another Day
Bubbling on the underground, this coming crooner tackles every day strife with the sweetest of melodies.
Japandroids Wet Hair
Before you catch this hotly tipped Vancouver duo when they play later this month, hear this addictive slice of lo-fi visceral punk energy.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 2 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 3 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
- 4 Adam Levine's biggest fan had a panic attack upon meeting him, so the singer laid down on the floor to get a photo with him
- 5 Why you're almost certainly more like your father than your mother
Fifty Shades of Grey banned by Indian censors despite sex scenes being edited out
The Great Comic Relief Bake Off, TV review: Alexa Chung impresses, but Chris Moyles makes Paul Hollywood gag
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Seth Rogan's pot fumes delay hacked Sony boss’s office move
India's Daughter: BBC Four documentary provokes outrage on Twitter
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin