The Playlist: Clean Bandit / Earl Sweatshirt / The Vaccines

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

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Clean Bandit

Dust Clears

Another catchy single from a band whose penchant for unique electro-classical fusion pop has been steadily winning over YouTube commenters and Sara Cox alike. The forthcoming Dust Clears EP features Alt-J's Thom Green.

Earl Sweatshirt


Fans who pre-order the album Doris will get this single to keep them ticking over until 20 August. After a year in a Samoan boarding school, here Earl Sweatshirt (pictured) makes a powerful return, all heavy bass and dark thoughts.

The Vaccines

Melody Calling

Proving their new-found versatility, the West London indie-rock act have left their thundering guitars behind for a fresher and more sophisticated sound.

The Heatwave

Gyal Power

The dancehall DJs, who must have spent the last few weeks high-fiving over their name choice, hit back at accusations of sexism that plague the genre with this mix featuring female MCs only – and some Beyoncé. What's not to love?

Jake Bugg


Complete with the talented 18-year-old's usual acoustic guitar and heart-wrenching lyrics, this latest single possesses emotion in abundance.