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.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
Laurie Lee's Rosie: What is it like to inspire a writer's work and be immortalised forever on the page?
Doctor Who series 8: Time Heist pictures revealed ahead of episode 5
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Star Wars 7 leaked set photo of Adam Driver changes everything
Pharrell Williams says 'Blurred Lines' criticism is out of context
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'