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.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
- 2 Ebola virus: It's ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa's teeming cities
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
Doctor Who, Into the Dalek, TV review: Classic sci-fi adventure has blockbuster spectacle
Al Pacino's The Humbling and Manglehorn, film reviews
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
The Leftovers, TV preview: Prepare to be bewildered by the latest mystery from the creator of Lost
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward