The Barometer: Rumer; Bombay Bicycle Club, Surfer Blood; Panda Bear; The Walkmen; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Dam-Funk; Cults

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A 1970s-style slow number from the Anglo-Pakistani answer to Karen Carpenter.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Fairytale Lullaby

A lilting John Martyn cover from the newly acoustic BBC's latest LP, 'Flaws'.

Surfer Blood

Floating Vibes

Surfer Blood's debut LP 'Astro Coast' was released months ago, but we keep returning to this track merging the fuzzy melodic guitars of 'Dirty'-era Sonic Youth with the vocal harmonies of Weezer, before they were rubbish.

Panda Bear

Slow Motion

This strange yet addictive layered track nicely adds to excitement over Noah Lennox's new album, due out in October.

The Walkmen

Blue As Your Blood

With an insistent guitar riff and beautiful strings this slow-burning track offers an intriguing taste of their forthcoming album, 'Lisbon'.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Memory of a Free Festival

The LA band use their best psychedelic hippie moves in a track from War Child's upcoming Bowie tribute LP.


Hood Pass Intact

The West Coast rapper MC Eiht adds urgent vocals on this fine blast of synth-led rap.


Oh My God

The vogue for 1950s-inspired indie-pop continues with this lovely new offering from up- and-coming duo Cults, featuring bells, a great driving guitar riff and delicate vocals.