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.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander on yourself, drunk, and with no experience
- 2 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'