The Barometer: Vampire Weekend; Dionne Bromfield; Bat For Lashes; Dead Man's Bones; Girls; Beastie Boys
Friday 09 October 2009
Vampire Weekend Horchata
The lead track from the Weekend's forthcoming second album is guitarless, percussive and light as air; lovely.
Dionne Bromfield Foolish Little Girl
The extra endorsement by godmother Amy Winehouse might have its pros and cons, but on her own accord, the retro vocals and sassy style is pretty impressive
Bat for Lashes Pearl's Dream (Skream remix)
Leading dubstep producer Skream works beats, synths and spacey magic on a track from Ms Khan's second LP.
Dead Man's Bones My Body's A Zombie For You
Actor Ryan Gosling is one half of this duo, but it's no mere vanity project; this song is rousing and beautiful.
Girls True Love Will Find You In The End
Hipster band of the moment Girls do a heartfelt and lovely acoustic cover of the Daniel Jonhston song..
Beastie Boys I Don't Know
With their 1998 album "Hello Nasty" re-released recently, it's a perfect moment to revisit this surprising acoustic gem with softly sung vocals by MCA.
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'
- 2 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 3 Chrissie Hynde says women who 'wear high heels and dress provocatively entice rapists'
- 4 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 5 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
X Factor hopeful Mason Noise: 'How is Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the music business, let alone a judge?'
Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
Trevor Noah, Edinburgh Fringe review: New Daily Show host warms up in inspired style
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Online toy marathon to launch new film
The X Factor 2015: Ratings drop almost 2 million compared to last year's launch show
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn