The Barometer: The Big Pink; Girls; Space Fight; Peaking Lights; Two Inch Punch; SBTRKT; Trash Talk; Girl Crisis; Pengilly's

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The Big Pink

Stay Gold

Months of teaser clips finally give way to a full track from The Big Pink's forthcoming second album. Elements of PiL's "Rise" combine with band's familiar epic electro.


My Ma

As seen on indie-loving US chat show 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', where they were backed by house band The Roots. An unusually slow track from the scuzz popsters.

Space Fight


Radio-friendly indie led by a frantic drum and bass beat. The bouncy low end and almost synthetic guitar tones make this prime remix-bait.

Peaking Lights

Mixxed Up

An eclectic 86-minute party mix that veers from African field recordings to 1960s soul or full-on dub reggae.

Two Inch Punch

Up in Your Mix

The vocal may sound pretty UK garage, but the cut'n'splice backing keeps things fresh.



This set by the London producer came from Mary Anne Hobbs's new prime time XFM show and merges the likes of Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Zomby and Disclosure.

Trash Talk


Extreme dual-vocal hardcore whose influences include UK punk's Hard to Swallow.

Girl Crisis

The Sign

The Brooklyn collective rework this 1990s Ace of Bass hit into a haunting, extremely lo-fi slice of anti-folk.


Toby's Hill

Sparse, detached pop for fans of The xx or James Blake.