The Playlist: Jay -Z / Pond / Chvrches
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
All the Tired Horses
The 10th instalment of Dylan's Bootleg Series is to focus on 1969-71 – an awkward, experimental time that saw Bob pen a number of critically panned but artistically rich tracks.
Featuring Mike Posner on vocals, this is a rich, bombastic track with an emphasis on a thick, heavy drum hook. DJ Boaz Van De Beatz also appears.
End of Time
Haunting and ethereal, this track is one of the best we've heard in 2013. Ellen Murphy's voice is gorgeous throughout.
A dark critique of playing in a modern band, “Wave Forms” is both brutally honest and full of mystery. Islands can expect more critical acclaim.
This North Carolina native (above) makes hook-laden guitar pop that is charming and sophisticated.
T-Model Theme Song
Ford didn't record until 1997, but his death last week marked a significant point in blues history. He was a contemporary of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’