The Playlist: Shannon and the Clams/ Ciara/ Mudhoney/ Parquet Courts/ Filthy Boy
Shannon and the Clams
Rip Van Winkle
The garage rock legends (above) turn their hand to a Ramones-influenced interpretation of the 19th-century short story.
Mike WiLL Made It's incredible production takes centre stage on this reworking of Ghost Town DJ's “My Boo”. Ciara, meanwhile, is re-emerging as a pop star of note.
I Like It Small
A typically raw and snarling track from the grunge heroes. They may not be bringing anything new to the party, but their refusal to follow musical trends has seen their trademark sound fashionable once again.
Smart Aleck Kid
New York's most exciting band release their first new music since debut LP “Light Up Gold” came out at the beginning of the year. This track continues their cerebral take on Voidoids-esque gutter-rock.
Dark and somewhat sinister, this track was a stand-out at the South Londoners' recent dates with Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
Lucy, film review: Scarlett Johansson will blow your mind in Luc Besson's complex thriller
Miley Cyrus concert banned on morality grounds in the Dominican Republic
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
American film board gives gay film Love Is Strange R-rating despite no sex or violence
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians