The Playlist: Beck / Pyyramids / The Shotgun Kings / Ruen Brothers
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Beck - Gimme
The Oddfather of indie's (pictured) latest single rounds off a trio of standalone releases that won't be featuring on his untitled forthcoming LP.
Pyyramids - Invisible Scream
The hotly tipped LA two-piece blend subtle electronica with Fleetwood Mac guitar theatrics and hook-laden grunge choruses.
The Shotgun Kings - Dead Like You
Intense, energetic and incredibly powerful, The Shotgun Kings' hard-rock sound is both ageless and individual.
Ruen Brothers - Blood Runs Wild
The Lincolnshire siblings' second single was recently named Zane Lowe's “hottest record” – a fitting tribute to a great song.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
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Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
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Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women