The Playlist: Delorean / R Stevie Moore / M.I.A
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
The Spanish collective make truly emotive synth-pop that takes influence from the likes of Lykke Li and traditional Basque artist Jorge Otezia.
R Stevie Moore
Sort of Way
Four decades into his career, Moore really pulls a top reworking of this 1973 lo-fi classic out the bag.
Bring the Noize
The video for Maya Arulpragasam's excellent, super-scuzzy single was released last week.
The San Francisco punkers will be releasing their Ty Segall and Eric Bauer-produced EP via God?
The LA duo (above) specialise in dark and noisy post-punk with an industrial twist. Comparable with a less commercial Savages
Gun (Groundislava remix)
This excellent reworking comes via California producer Jasper Patterson, who turns the Glaswegian electro-indie pop band's recent single into something resembling an early 90s rave track.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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Felicity Jones on being Stephen Hawking's wife in The Theory of Everything: 'I didn't want her to be a saint'
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Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
The Interview is finally released after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food