The Playlist: Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs/ Jackson Scott/ Jaws/ Gucci Mane
Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs
This fantastic T Rex-esque B-side will be a definite highlight of the band's forthcoming London shows. Fans of 70s New York proto-punk will love them (pictured).
That Awful Sound
Little is known about this North Carolina native, but the three home-recorded tracks on his Soundcloud suggest he is a man of enormous potential.
Friend Like You
Birmingham is booming at the moment, with bands like Peace and Swim Deep easing into the mainstream well ahead of debut album releases. Jaws are yet another excellent band emanating from the UK's second city.
This self-released tribute to reggae's biggest name comes in the form of a cinematic rap cut packed with oddball synths and comedy lyrics.
Fixin To Die
The psych-house act claim that 'Led Zeppelin III' LP is their favourite album of all time, and Zep's rock'n'roll influence can be heard on this cover.
Best of Friends
The NME may be prone to superlatives, but in declaring this song the best of 2012 the magazine wasn't far wrong. Now that PV's debut album has been released, expect the hype around their best track to begin afresh.
Delving deeper into the synth-pop sound they explored on recent single 'Fireflies', Still Corners are clearly a band eager to embrace experimentalism.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
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