The Playlist: MGMT / Kings of Leon / Babyshambles / Earl Sweatshirt featuring Frank Ocean / Joanna Gruesome
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Friday 23 August 2013
Your Life Is A Lie
Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser return with an ultra-melodic new single that chirpily informs the listener of all the world's evils.
Kings of Leon
Wait For Me
While the stadium rockers have declared new album 'Mechanical Bull' a return to their scuzzy garage-punk roots, the evidence is not entirely convincing if this grown up, soft-rock track is anything to go by.
Picture Me in a Hospital
Not another Doherty drug-ballad, rather a taut-but-featherweight ditty penned by 'shambles bassist Drew McConnell about his near-fatal road accident.
Earl Sweatshirt featuring Frank Ocean
Their previous collaboration was the highlight on Ocean's Grammy Award-winning LP 'Channel Orange', and this new duet doesn't disappoint. Sweatshirt now seems all set for the big time.
The title of this track fairly accurately sums its overall sound – snotty, candy-coloured noise-pop that is driven by sickly sweet guitar and vocal melodies. Expect big things.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Ferguson protests: 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein ‘arrested’ by police during St Louis demonstrations
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness
JK Rowling releases new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing Celestina Warbuck, the 'Singing Sorceress'
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Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
Kate Bush: Previously unseen photographs reveal new side to comeback star
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head