The Playlist: Lana Del Rey / The Flaming Lips feat. Erykah Badu / John Cale / Beck / Saint Etienne / St Vincent / Sonny & the Sunsets / LA Vampires feat. Octo Octa
Lana Del Rey
Dominated by the same glamour that drove "Video Games", "Carmen" finds Del Rey on fantastic form – from its sultry lyrics to its barely there hip-hop beat.
The Flaming Lips feat. Erykah Badu
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
A powerful, ultra-slow take on the old folk song. Dark, brooding and atmospheric.
Perfection (Actress' Reflection Mix)
Actress remix the former Velvet Underground man to perfection. Arty, abstract and industrial.
A gentle reworking of the 1928 folk-blues ballad. The crackle in Beck's voice is heartbreaking.
The indie veterans dabble in 1990s pop on this slick new single.
A heavy fuzz-punk track containing all the ruthless brutality of the street drug it is named after.
Sonny & the Sunsets
Pretend You Love Me
This country-tinged ballad is reminiscent of early-1970s Dylan, or a less tortured Townes Van Zandt.
LA Vampires feat. Octo Octa
Octo's synths dominate on this trippy house track.
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
How the Other Half Eat, Channel 4 - TV review: Swapping food trolleys shows how food and class are closely connected
Indiana Jones sequel confirmed by Lucasfilm - but will Harrison Ford return to the franchise?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
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: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils