The Playlist: Jay -Z / Pond / Chvrches
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Dead Presidents 3
An outtake from the American Gangster soundtrack. Jay-Z put this song out via Soundcloud on the day he released new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Subtle waves of euphoria swirl beneath the lo-fi fuzz on this teaser track from Pond's forthcoming fifth album, Hobo Rocket. The Aussie band's line-up overlaps with the equally excellent Tame Impala.
Falling (Haim cover)
This bootleg, taken from a Radio 1 session, showcases the finest aspects of two of this year's best female-fronted acts; Haim's song writing and Chvrches knack for interpretation.
News that Vile (pictured) is touring this autumn is all the encouragement we needed to dust off this highlight from recent LP Waking on a Pretty Daze.
The World on Drugs
The Arizonan band describe themselves as 'desert punks', which fairly accurately describes their doom-laden, metal-infused psychedelic rock.
Ghosts on Tape
Still Got the Feeling
This new GoT single features the founders of brilliant San Francisco label Icee Hot — the home of numerous folk and rock acts wanting to dabble in experimental dance.
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 3 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Avengers: Age of Ultron set to make box office history with $84.5m US opening
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
New on Netflix UK May 2015: From Fast & Furious 6 to World War Z and Grace and Frankie
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds