The Barometer: Speech Debelle; Florence Rawlings; Thom Yorke; Dan Black; Riceboy Sleeps; Cornelia
Friday 24 July 2009
Speech Debelle Searching
Homelessness is a rare inspiration in rap, but Mercury nominee Debelle proves it's a subject worth examining.
Florence Rawlings Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me
A sassy new white soul singer gies a fresh feel to a sixties classic on her fine debut album A Fool in Love.
Thom Yorke All for the Best
From Ciao My Shining Star, an album of Mark Mulcahy covers, released to aid the singer and his children after the sudden death of his wife, Melissa.
Dan Black Let Go
The melancholic final track on Black's debut album, Un, this will take you back to the "chill-out" era of the late 1990s. In a good way. Honest.
Riceboy Sleeps Happiness
Meditative and moving, this is a standout track from the new album by Sigur Ros frontman Jon Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex Somers.
Cornelia Livin it Peach
A mellifluous rap track from Sweden's newest star.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity
- 5 Mystery sea creature - with 'fur' and 'a beak' - washes up on remote Russian beach, baffling scientists
Top Gear: Former co-host James May to present new BBC2 car show
Game of Thrones season 6: Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke says '50/50 chance' Jon Snow is alive
'Dukes of Hazzard' pulled from screens by CBS as outcry over Confederate flag grows
Game of Thrones season 6: Release date, plots and dragons - everything we know so far
Game of Thrones: Leaked season six script introduces new 'red priestess' and hints at Daenerys Targaryen's next chapter
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS