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.
Game of Thrones
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