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.
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
Arts & Ents blogs
The desolation of the Weinstein brothers: Film producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
Christmas songs: the best and the worst
Your Money, Money, Money please - Abba ask fans for £195 pledges on direct-to-fan website
Not all right on the night
Lost Peter Sellers films Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia Is Good for You hailed as the movie equivalent of 'finding Dead Sea Scrolls'
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
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