The Playlist: Muse/ Junip/ British Sea Power/Lene Lovich/Primal Scream/ Fleetwood Mac


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One of the highlights from the Devon power-prog-rock trio's intimate gig for War Child at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday.


Line of Fire

José González formed Junip years ago then had to put the band on hold for his burgeoning solo career. Thankfully they're now releasing their second album in April – its opener is a gorgeously tender, swelling gem steeped in reflective melancholia.

British Sea Power

Machineries of Joy

The Brighton band's "Remember Me" came ninth in BBC 6Music's recent poll of the 100 Greatest Hits and the lush title track of their upcoming album, with its warm, Elbow-esque strings, is just as satisfying.

Lene Lovich

Bird Song

The influential New Wave singer is on her first tour for many years, so it's a perfect opportunity to revisit this great 1979 single, featuring Lovich's trademark soaring delivery. You need the video (or the live show) for the hair and eyes though.

Primal Scream


A skewed saxophone refrain tops this first single from the band's upcoming 10th studio album. Bonkers and quite addictive.

Fleetwood Mac

Never Going Back Again

On the re-issued "Rumours", this Buckingham-Nicks duet features a subtle layer of electric guitar. It's even better than the original.