The Playlist: Anna Calvi / Jon Hopkins / London Grammar

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

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Anna Calvi


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.

Jon Hopkins

Breathe This Air

The King Creosote collaborator marries minimalist, delicate piano with house beats to intoxicating effect.

London Grammar

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.