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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