The Playlist: Peace/ Mister Lies/ Jagwar Ma/ Wavves/ Youth Lagoon


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"Wraith" shows all the signs of being Peace's big breakthrough. It has everything a modern indie song could want: chiming, slightly grungy guitars, bouncy bass lines and dance-inflected drums; all cloaked in a hazy, enigmatic charisma.

Mister Lies


Chicago college student Nick Zanca follows up his excellent 'Hidden Neighbors' EP with this teaser for debut album 'Mowgli'.

Jagwar Ma

The Throw

The Aussie rockers are one of the best bands around at the moment, making up-tempo hooky dance-pop that recalls Madchester without ever veering into pastiche.


Demon to Lean On

Nathan Williams has returned to his day job and announced that the new self-funded Wavves album will be out at the end of March.

Youth Lagoon


Sonic indie-pop that rises and swells like "Yoshimi"-era Flaming Lips. There are moments of slightly detached psychedelic glitz, but the main mood here is blissful euphoria.

How To Dress Well

& It Was U (Elite Gymnastics remix)

Elite Gymnastics' James Brooks adds a melancholy edge to the original track's thundering disco, before slowing the whole thing down and turning it into a heartbreaking, piano-led torch-song.