The Barometer: Villagers; Caro Emerald; Pete Molinari; No Age; Disclosure; Smith Westerns; Andre 3000; Freddie Gibbs

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Ship of Promises

The itchy drums of the Dubliner Conor O'Brien's rousing single recalls Wild Beasts, his fellow Domino label mates and Mercury nominees.

Caro Emerald

Back It Up

A word-of-mouth sensation across Europe, the xylophone infused, retro-pop stylings of this debut single should make Caro Emerald a dancefloor favourite in the UK as well.

Pete Molinari

Sweet Louise

This wistful, charming song from the country-blues artist will be a highlight of Summer Sundae festival this weekend.

No Age


Lead single from the LA duo's forthcoming LP, 'Everything In Between', is a great blast of discordant art rock that recalls Yo La Tengo.



Soulful dubsteb from the youthful UK duo whose debut 7" release arrives in September on Moshi Moshi.=

Smith Westerns


An appearance at last month's Pitchfork Festival in the Chicago has relaunched the buzz around the fourpiece. This is the highlight of last year's eponymous debut LP.

Andre 3000

I Do

From an upcoming mixtape the Outkast man offers this epic R&B-meets-rap jam.

Freddie Gibbs

National Anthem

This deservedly hyped track resurrects hip-hop's mid-1990s heyday. The lack of autotune is refreshing, as is Gibbs's flow, which is reminiscent of Tupac and Luniz.

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