The Barometer: Willow Smith, Robyn, Netherfriends, The Vaccines, Dirty Gold, Lonely Galaxy, Primal Scream, Fantastic Mr Fox


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Willow Smith

Whip My Hair

Surprisingly, Will Smith's 10-year-old daughter has made one of the best pop singles of 2010. Huge production and countless Rihanna/Soulja Boy-style hooks.



This catchy electro-pop track kicks off Robyn's new album – currently being streamed online ahead of next Monday's full release.


Brett Easton Ellis Novel

Awkward indie rock'n'roll, full of melancholic melodies and psychedelic riffs.

The Vaccines

Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)

Released earlier in the week, this incredibly short debut single sounds like polished Black Lips or Libertines.

Dirty Gold

California Sunrise

Gorgeous harmonies, reverb-drenched guitars and Bo Diddley-influenced beats. You won't know how much you're missing summer until you hear this track.

Lonely Galaxy

Bible Truth Depot

Soothing and discordant in equal measure, Lonely Galaxy somehow manage to recall a folk-pop Joy Division. Truly innovative.

Primal Scream

Higher Than the Sun

Primal Scream are set to perform the seminal 'Screamadelica' album in full at their London Olympia gig tonight. This slow-burning ode to chemical-assisted frivolity is sure to go down well.

Fantastic Mr Fox

If I

Blogosphere favourite Fantastic Mr Fox makes throbbing dubstep ,with dark and heavy grooves.