The Barometer: Plastiscines; Melanie Fiona; Mika; Lisa Hannigan; Elbow; Beth Jeans Houghton
Friday 04 September 2009
They're one of the first signings of Nylon Records, have had appearances on US show 'Gossip Girl' and invites to play at just about every fashion week possible.
Melanie Fiona It Kills Me
Canada's premium R&B chanteuse takes it to church with this bittersweet ode to love.
Mika We Are Golden
A slice of colourful, breezy pop certain to hit the chart next week.
Lisa Hannigan Lille
A gorgeously serene song that proves why Damien Rice's singer has made a mark of her own.
Elbow New Born
This classic from last year's Mercury winners' debut 'Asleep in the Back' (which gets a re-release next month) is sure to be played at Bestival next weekend.
Beth Jeans Houghton I Will Return, I Promise!
The glam pop-folkster's new single from her upcoming EP 'Hot Toast Vol 1' is a must-buy.
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Jeremy Clarkson courted by Russian Ministry of Defence TV station to present motoring show
One Direction fans campaign to buy the band after Zayn Malik quits
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
Kay Burley 'bias' against Ed Miliband prompts 130 complaints to Ofcom
Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest