Soko is about to release her debut album - see the video for 'First Love Never Die' at


Fashion: Clarks goes back to the bronze age

Give 'em the old razzle-dazzle with these bronze brogues by Clarks – perfect not only for being bang on spring's metallic trend but also for burnishing the spirits during the cold and miserable winter freeze. Truly, one look at these twinkle toes should be enough to cheer you right back up again. £69.99,

Face to watch: Soko

A chanteuse with a penchant for home-video aesthetics and husky sensuality? No, not you-Del-who but this beguiling French folkie, about to release her debut album. See the video for "First Love Never Die" at

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

John Cusack, Kim Kardashian, Sinitta, Dean Gaffney

1 I want to start a bible study group with my friends!

2 Why oh why do people put in there Tweets: just had a huge meeting but can't tell you all about it! A psychiatrist would have a field day!!

3 Sleep like broccoli pretty people!! X

4 I just remembered – Gossip is the devils radio

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Hailo

All hail the best of an ever-growing fleet of London taxi apps, which allows you to order a ride from one of thousands of registered black-cab drivers based on your location. And what's more you can pay by card, meaning no more meter-exciting ATM detours. Hurrah! Free from iTunes store and Android Marketplace

Lexpionage: Sircharge, n.

The price paid by the 'great and good' when they have been heavily criticised over their part in the near-collapse of a major bank, causing the Queen to rescind the knighthood she had previously bestowed

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Film: David Lynch season

We readily await some synapse-sautéeing at this BFI retrospective for the maverick director and creative touchstone de nos jours. This week, catch Wild at Heart, Eraserhead and The Straight Story. To 29 February,

Music: Jack White

The former White Stripe has gone solo and made a serious understatement with the raggedy, country-infused duet "Love Interrupted", the precursor to April LP Blunderbuss. Listen here:

Pubs: The Thirsty Bear

Manna for devoted re-toxers arrives in the form of this re-furbed London boozer, which boasts nothing less than self-service beer taps at each table! Pull us a pint, will ya?