The Barometer: Speech Debelle; Chipmunk; Washed Out; Bassekou Kouyate; Fever Ray; Warpaint
What's hot on our playlist
Friday 11 September 2009
Speech Debelle Spinnin'
Strident rhymes and jazzy rhythms meet in a defiant low-key anthem from Deblle's Mercury Prize winning album, 'Speech Therapy'.
Chipmunk Oopsy Daisy
It would appear Mr Chip-Diddy-Chip has got himself a little love hangover judging by this cuddly, grime ballad.
Washed Out Feel It All Around
This delicious slice of arty pyschedeila will make you want to lie down in the sun and let the day float on by.
Bassekou Kouyate Torin Torin
A tantalising appetiser from Bassekou Kouyate's stunning new album shows the king of the ngoni on funkier form than ever.
Fever Ray Here Before
From a limited edition 7" single, the Swedish electro artist covers Vashti Bunyan with typical eerie aplomb.
Warpaint Billie Holiday
Smoky harmonies and dreamy pop combine in a beautiful track from the LA band's EP, 'Exquisite Corpse'.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Autism 'caused by genetics', study suggests
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
- 4 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Fifty Shades of Grey banned by Indian censors despite sex scenes being edited out
The 9 rules every Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon had to follow are wonderfully pedantic
India's Daughter: BBC Four documentary provokes outrage on Twitter
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
The world's most beautiful libraries: Introducing Franck Bohbot's House of Books project
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'