The Playlist: Dum Dum Girls / Lorde / Moose Blood
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Dum Dum Girls - Lost Boys and Girls Club
This dark and moody indie-pop track is the first teaser to emerge from DDG's recently announced third LP, out in January.
Lorde - Royals (Raekwon remix)
The Wu-Tang man is just the latest to rework Lorde's astounding track. Featuring new rapped verses, the song is also stripped to its bare musical bones: the simple beat becomes lead instrument and the gospel backing vocals dominate.
Ty Segall - The Man Man
Much has been made of the garage-rocker's forthcoming folk-influenced LP, but if it is all as good as this emotive number, fans need not worry.
Moose Blood - Stay Here
Taken from the Canterbury band's forthcoming split EP with Departures, “Stay Here” is a relentlessly anthemic track, drawing on pop-punk, emo and post-hardcore.
No Joy - Second Spine
The Montreal band continue to explore the poppier suburbs of shoegaze on this second single from their recent 'Pastel and Pass Out' EP.
Psalm Zero - Force My Hand
Featuring former members of Castevet, Extra Life and Dirty Projectors, Psalm Zero make prog-influenced industrial metal driven by droning melodies, ultra-clipped beats and thrashy, hook-laden guitar lines.
Joe - Slope
The low-key London producer returns with just his fifth single in four years. If you're a fan of glitchy, experimental EDM, however, you'll probably agree Joe is always worth waiting for.
Slick Shoota ft. Purple - F Dat
No, not some hardcore gangster rapper from New York – Slick Shoota is a Norwegian dance producer making high-BPM music influenced by late-1990s UK garage.
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- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years
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