The Playlist: Paul McCartney / James Vincent McMorrow / Necrowretch
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Paul McCartney - New
This Mark Ronson-produced title track on the ex-Beatle's latest album, is a jaunty, upbeat number that could easily have been written in 1967.
James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier
The Irish singer-songwriter employs soaring vocal lines and syrupy orchestration to take his folk sound in a decidedly pop direction.
Necrowretch - Sadistic Expiation
The sun-kissed Rhone Valley may seem like an unlikely place to find a brutal, old-school death metal act, but following the success of their “Bestial Rites” LP, Necrowretch are now one of Europe's most prominent heavy rock bands.
Lee Bannon - 216
The Sacramento producer continues to experiment with his own releases following the success of 2012 album “Fantastic Plastic”. This new single is taken from his hotly-tipped new LP “Alternate/Endings”.
Holy Ghost! - Hold On, We're Going Home
Following cover versions by Arctic Monkeys, Rick Ross and Dev Hynes, the Brooklyn synthpop group are the latest unlikely act to cover the Drake track.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years
Goodfellas star Frank Sivero sues for $250m over Simpsons character
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Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
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Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'