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.
TV reviewGrace Dent: Jimmy McGovern's new drama sheds light on sex slavery in the colonies
Eurovision 2015Australian Idol winner unveiled as representative Down Under
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 GamerGate: developer Tim Schafer provokes rage with joke about online gaming activists at industry awards
The 9 rules every Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon had to follow are wonderfully pedantic
Toy Story 4: Pixar promises a romcom storyline 'separate' from the much-loved trilogy
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
The world's most beautiful libraries: Introducing Franck Bohbot's House of Books project
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
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