The Playlist: MGMT / Kings of Leon / Babyshambles / Earl Sweatshirt featuring Frank Ocean / Joanna Gruesome

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

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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.

Joanna Gruesome


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.