The Playlist: Wire/ Rich Kidz/ Veronica Falls/ Beach Fossils/ Blue Hawaii
Doubles and Trebles
Always striving to innovate and never willing to sit back and rely on their impressive back-catalogue, Wire prove they are still a force to be reckoned with on this dark new single.
Rich Kidz ft Chief Keef and Future
The Atlanta rap collective have recruited Chief Keef (aka rap's current hottest property) on this slick and hooky nightclub banger.
Filled with Morrissey-esque humour and chiming guitars, Veronica Falls (above) perfectly channel The Smiths.
Dirty punk-rock bass drives this dissection of artistic reliance on sponsorship.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
So Good At Being in Trouble
Freshly signed to Jagjaguwar, UMO seem all set to continue their blue-eyed-soul odyssey on their long-awaited second album.
Try To Be
This gorgeous, acoustic-guitar-loop led track by Blue Hawaii (above) is taken from the debut full-length, “Untogether”.
The Natural World
Disco-influenced dance-pop may not feel as fresh as it did it 2009, but Cymbals have come on leaps and bounds in that time. Anthemic and intelligent, this could signify a break.
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