The Barometer: White Rabbits; Islands; Dum Dum Girls; Field Music; The XX, D'Angelo
White Rabbits Rudie Fails
A highlight from the forthcoming second album, It's Frightening, by the rock genre-bending Brooklynites.
Islands No You Don't
The jittery alt-electronica outfit pull off a Hollywood coup by scoring the actor Michael Cera for a turn as a hapless drugs punter in their new promo.
Dum Dum Girls Jail La La
Punky guitars and 1960s girl-band harmonies mix nicely on the first single from their debut album, I Will Be.
Field Music Measure
It's nice to find an indie band happy to use strings in a more creative way than, say, Oasis, and the title track from Field Music's new album is all the greater for it.
The XX Islands (Nosaj Thing remix)
A trip-hop-like makeover for the moody Londoners.
D'Angelo Playa Playa
The first track from the singer's R&B/soul masterpiece, Voodoo, released 10 years ago. Will 2010 be the year he finally makes a follow-up record?
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told 'the non-Jews' are 'evil' in worksheet produced by London school
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son is starting at Hogwarts
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
Loose Women poll asking if rape is 'ever a woman's fault' sparks backlash
Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
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
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be