The Playlist: Temples / Beck / Phoenix

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

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Colours To Life

Noel Gallagher recently declared Temples releases to be more important than an Oasis reunion – which goes to show how highly the rarely-humble guitarist rates this excellent Birmingham-based band.


I Won't Be Long

Despite promising an acoustic album later this year, many of Beck's new tracks are synth-led pop songs (above). How the new LP will sound is anybody's guess.


Trying To Be Cool

A video for the French indie-dance band's new single was released last week as part of a collaboration with the Creators Project and Spanish music video directors CANADA.


Only 1 U

Released via London-based internet radio station NTS, this new track is likely to appear on forthcoming album 'Matangi'.

Zola Jesus

Avalanche (Slow)

A highly emotive power ballad that is at once melancholy and warm (pictured).

Hodgy Beats


As the song title suggests, there are no guest stars on this new Hodgy Beats release .


Can't Understand

Packed with reverb and fuzz, Metz's new single recalls a post-hardcore The Jesus and the Mary Chain.