The Playlist: Shannon and the Clams/ Ciara/ Mudhoney/ Parquet Courts/ Filthy Boy


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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.


Body Party

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.

Parquet Courts

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.

Filthy Boy

Jimmy Jammies

Dark and somewhat sinister, this track was a stand-out at the South Londoners' recent dates with Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs.