The Playlist: Anna Calvi / Jon Hopkins / London Grammar
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Confident and passionate: just what we'd expect from the new single by the Mercury nominee (pictured), whose follow-up to her debut is out next month.
Breathe This Air
The King Creosote collaborator marries minimalist, delicate piano with house beats to intoxicating effect.
Wasting My Young Years
Hannah Reid's plaintive vocals soar on this song from the band's debut album, out on Monday, which shares the instrumental restraint of The xx.
Winners of Best Album at Tuesday's AIM Music Awards, the indie trio also received a nomination for this emotive, atmospheric song.
Despite the departure of their frontman, Tim Smith, the Texas psych-rockers' first single off their forthcoming album of the same name is pleasingly wistful with more of a percussive drive.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
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