The Barometer: Rage Against the Machine; Liars; Lightspeed Champion; Nite Funk; Laura Marling; Fucked Up
Friday 11 December 2009
Rage Against the Machine Killing In The Name
A campaign has kicked off to take on the "X Factor" Christmas single with this 1990s classic. We support the cause. It brings out the angry teenager in us all.
The art-rockers' intense new single starts quiet and then gets very loud. Either way, it's pretty good.
Lightspeed Champion Marlene
The first single from Dev Hynes's new album packs a punch with dramatic strings and 1970s guitar pop.
Nite Funk Am I Gonna Make It
Producer Dam-Funk and singer Nite Jewel get together for a sleek synth-funk trip back to the 1980s.
Laura Marling Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
Marling's new song with smart lyrics over a spare guitar proves the "new folk" scene has still got legs.
Fucked Up Do They Know It's Christmas?
The Canadian punks take a charitable swipe at the Christmas favourite with the help of an all-star indie cast including GZA, Yo La Tengo, and David Cross.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Interstellar: What we know about Christopher Nolan's new film so far
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth sent home in double firing
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt stars in visceral and brutally ugly drama that reminds us war is hell
Benedict Cumberbatch reignites Star Wars 7 rumours: 'I probably shouldn't be saying this'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'