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Making its first London visit in more than twenty years, Sydney Dance Company was also drawing on more recent British connections.

Album: The Black Keys, El Camino (Nonesuch)

When you open an album with the words "Well I'm so above you" and close it singing "Don't let it be over", you'd better make sure that everything in between measures up.

Album: Ane Brun, It All Starts with One (Balloon Ranger)

Norwegian singer Ane Brun's quietly involving music occupies a spectral space in which her delicate, tremulous voice reveals shared intimacies with a rare poise.

Album: Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Wesseltoft Schwarz Duo (Jazzland)

This duet for piano and computer is less geeky than the instrumentation suggests.

Badminton: Home duo claim silver at Wembley

Britain's Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier had to settle for silver as their brilliant run at the World Championships ended in defeat in the final yesterday.

Rangers duo Allan McGregor and Steven Whittaker sign new deals

Goalkeeper Allan McGregor and defender Steven Whittaker have agreed new long-term contracts at Rangers, the club have confirmed.

Album: Viktoria Mullova, The Peasant Girl (Onyx)

The jazz leanings of her husband's quartet, the Matthew Barley Ensemble, exert perhaps too great an influence over this set from violinist Viktoria Mullova, which mingles gypsy-influenced jazz compositions by the Modern Jazz Quartet and Weather Report with several of Bartók's folk-derived pieces and Zoltan Kodály's three-part "Duo for violin and cello".

Digitalism, XOYO, London

On stage at XOYO, German electro-punks Digitalism are craned over a pair of synths, blasting out a variety of bloops and bleeps varied enough to make R2-D2's electronic vocabulary sound passé. Layering these glitchy oddities over muddy, distorted basslines and pounding drum beats, theirs is an infectious, head-nodding brand of electro which forces toes to tap; the biggest problem with their show tonight is how rarely this digitised witches' brew all comes together.

Album: Miles Kane, Colour Of The Trap (Columbia)

Though many tracks are co-written with Alex Turner, Miles Kane's solo debut bears scant comparison to the duo's more grandiose work as The Last Shadow Puppets.

Whiley switches to Radio 2 show

Jo Whiley is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 17 years to begin a new show on Radio 2. She trades places with Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, whose Radio 2 evening show is being dropped after four years. The duo will switch to the digital station BBC 6 Music.

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Album: Smoke Fairies, Through Low Light and Trees (V2 / Cooperative)

Without the assistance of Jack White – who produced their "Gastown / River Song" single in 2009 – the as-gorgeous-sounding-as-they-are-to-look-at duo of Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies threaten to stray into Enya territory.

Album: Gabriel Crouch, Dialogues of Sorrow / Gallicantus (Signum)

Crouch's programme of madrigals, lute songs and motets explores the public outpouring of grief and bitterness at the death of Prince Henry in 1612.

Album: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Hawk (V2)

Though nominally a Campbell & Lanegan duo album, Hawk is more akin to an Isobel Campbell solo album: she writes the songs, and drives the arrangements, and Mark Lanegan's involvement is more peripheral, with several tracks showcasing Campbell alone, a couple more featuring new duet partner Willy Mason, and one out-of-character instrumental.

Album: Handel/Croft, Music for the Peace of Utrecht (Channel Classics)

Jos van Veldhoven's disc with the Netherlands Bach Society brings together one of the most famous celebrations of the Treaty of Utrecht, Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate, and William Croft's rarely performed Ode with Noise of Cannon.

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