The Playlist: Temples / Beck / Phoenix

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Temples

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.

Beck

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.

Phoenix

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.

M.I.A

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

Alone

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

Metz

Can't Understand

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

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