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Album: Mavrika, Mavrika (Psolista)

This London-based band have taken the traditional Greek underground form, rembetika, and subtly overlaid contemporary blues and rock influences.

After all this time, it's still good to Talk Talk

A book and CD show how influential the band remain, says Pierre Perrone

Album: Eugene McGuinness, The Invitation to the Voyage (Domino)

The third album by London-Irish singer McGuinness, most visible until lately as a member of Miles Kane's backing band, packs a sly wit and a melodic punch which, at its best, recalls early Squeeze and Talking Heads circa Remain in Light.

Anna Calvi

Here strum the girls

A new wave of women aren't content to use the guitar to simply accompany songs. They have forged brave new ways to play the instrument, argues Chris Mugan

Album: Go-Kart Mozart, On the Hot Dog Streets (West Midlands)

Lawrence Hayward, former leader of Felt and Denim, is one of underground pop's true eccentrics.

Album: Maxïmo Park, The National Health (V2)

There's a drive and urgency about Maxïmo Park's The National Health that perfectly matches frontman Paul Smith's dominant lyrical theme, of taking arms against a sea of troubles in order to forge a better life for yourself.

Album: Beach House, Bloom (Bella Union)

For their fourth album, Beach House, the Baltimore dreampop duo of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand have finessed their vision to perfection.

Britain's Princess Anne

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock to headline 'anti-Jubilee' concert ... in aid of a charity run by the Princess Royal

Member of band which gave us 'God Save the Queen' to commemorate 1977 at alternative festival

Album: Frankie Rose, Interstellar (Memphis Industries)

Former denizen of Brooklyn indie girl groups such as Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose has stepped out on her own and come up with a surprise delight: an enchanting dream-pop album steeped in her multi-tracked harmonies.

Chuck Profit
Jack White premiered his excellent new song Sixteen Saltines on last week's 'Saturday Night Live'

Album: Nzca/Lines, Nzca/Lines (Loaf)

Nzca/Lines frontman Michael Lovett has claimed as a primary inspiration the late R&B diva Aaliyah and there's something about his gossamer-light falsetto that recalls her delivery.

The Horrors, Academy, Oxford
Lianne La Havas, The Social, London

This band is now so good that our critic is prepared to put its background of privilege to one side; plus, a new soulstress

Dom Joly: My Tokyo shopping trip ends in beers

Tokyo is so big, so dense, so sprawling that it is more like an infinite number of villages that have been joined together by some crazed town planner. I had one day in the Japanese capital at the end of my monster-hunting trip in Hiroshima Prefecture. My plan was to take in the main sights of Tokyo, as well as getting all my Christmas shopping done in the best shopping city in the world, according to my Virgin in-flight magazine. I gathered together all the information available to me and decided I needed to visit Harajuku (to see weird manga kids), The Imperial Palace, Akihabara (electronics) and then Ginza, for some serious lady shopping. I hopped into a cab and headed for Harajuku. This was a big mistake as Tokyo cabs are eye-wateringly expensive.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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