The Barometer: Sin Fang Bous; Chapel Club; Weezer featuring Lil Wayne; Marj J Blige; Metric Help; Michael Jackson
Friday 30 October 2009
Sin Fang Bous Advent in Ives Garden
An engaging kaleidoscope of electro-pop, acoustic guitar and chanted vocals from Sindri Mar Sigfusson, the latest quirky talent to emerge from Iceland.
Chapel Club Surfacing
Bold, brutal and lyrically captivating, debut single from a hotly tipped London band, which twists the old standard "Dream a Little Dream" into something sinister.
Weezer featuring Lil Wayne Can't Stop Partying
Weezy joins Weezer for some unlikely indie rap-rock.
Mary J Blige I See In Colour
This stirring ballad is custom-made for the reigning Queen of hip-hop soul.
Metric Help I'm Alive (acoustic)
Canadian songstress Emily Haines and her band of travelling indie popsters drop the electro for a new acoustic EP out this week, of which this is a highlight.
Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
As the Jackson memorial industry kicks into gear this week, it's best to remember him with an old classic.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Cruel Woman in Black prank sees cinema-goers terrified by movie poster - watch their reactions
Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Christmas TV guide 2014: The best shows to watch from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey
Transformers 4 named highest-grossing movie of 2014 ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever