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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