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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