The Playlist:Black Manila / Melvins / Ciara
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Shake That Thing
One of the best guitar bands in London, Black Manila's latest RIP Records released single forms the link between snotty Atlanta garage punk and classic British song writing.
Put out by Scion, Melvins appear to be adopting a highly experimental approach to songwriting on recent releases. That's leading to some pretty interesting new sounds.
Ciara ft Nicki Minaj
Minaj has been criticised for abandoning her complex rap technique on recent singles, but on Ciara's new track she is back to her intricate best.
This Australian three-piece recently relocated to London, stating their intentions with a great set at Field Day last weekend. This track, their debut single, is a well-structured insight into Dark Bells' potential.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'
Sweeney Todd, theatre review: Emma Thompson returns to London stage after 25 years in absurdly deluxe ENO production
Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
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Top Gear live to go ahead: Jeremy Clarkson to join Richard Hammond and James May... just don't call it Top Gear
Tidal: Madonna insists Jay Z's new streaming service is 'not about consumption and greed'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men