Tell Me a Tale
Calling this "retro-soul" is inaccurate if only because the term has been hijacked by the likes of Paloma Faith. A jazzy 'Astral Weeks'-esque backing sits atop Kiwanuka's warm vocals. 1968 revisited.
Did I Ever
Morris' huge voice is accompanied by delicate piano and a subtle guitar line on this slow-burning torch ballad. Understated but strong, this is well worth a listen.
Put Your Hands Up (Like It's 1987)
Just as Michael Kiwanuka does with 1960s soul, this slice of 1980s power-pop imitates its influences perfectly (above). Check out the We Are the Chatterleys remix for the full 1980s affect.
Good for Nothing
Remember these guys? Hard-Fi's "comeback" single may sound pretty uninspired but its laddy, Britpop-imitating edge makes a showdown with Brother inevitable. That alone makes it worthy of support.
The drum'n'bass-loving two-piece produce well-structured trance, packed with dubstep synths and explosive beats.
Fans of noise-punk band Wavves will enjoy this. The new wave-aping chorus brings to mind Squeeze.
I Can't Leave Her Behind
In his mid-1960s peak Dylan was writing and forgetting more songs than most artists produce in a lifetime. Thankfully, this soaring, never-performed number was caught on tape – on the rare 1966 UK tour film 'Eat the Document'.Reuse content