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.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 35,000 walrus gather on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's sex life
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
'Before They Pass Away': Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'
'Offensive' Banksy immigration mural in Clacton is scrubbed from wall by council
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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