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New Zealand-via-London indie rockers Popstrangers channel the the sound of Wavves

The Playlist: Popstrangers / White Lung / Velvet Underground

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Solange has confirmed she will put out a full-length LP later this year

The Playlist: Solange; Holy Ghost!; Katy B

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Agenda: What's hot and what's not

Middle-class problems

Empress Of Tristeza

After You: Pulp to release Christmas present single on iTunes

The first new song in a decade from Britpop band Pulp, which was given away to fans on Christmas Day, is to be available more widely on Monday.

Hot Chip, Brixton Academy, London

Anyone still ready to dismiss Hot Chip as geeks or middle-class ironists would be disabused of that notion as soon as the south London five-piece appear.

'The Punk Muse' - a coverline on rock magazine 'Fusion', circa 1970, provides one of the earliest examples of the usage of the term punk contextualised within music culture

To DIY for: Punk fanzines were as fast and furious as the music

The influence of punk can be seen everywhere, from Primark T-shirts to the font choices of wannabe-hip advertising. But while its sound and style, once a middle finger to society, now runs throughout pop culture, there is one element that has proven particularly galvanising: that do-it-yourself attitude.

Bite of T.Rex 'stronger than all'

When it comes to biting power, Tyrannosaurus rex was the undisputed king, a study has shown.

Album: The Ting Tings, Sounds from Nowheresville (Columbia)

Sometimes, it takes a great deal of skill, intelligence and patience to make the simplest and most immediate of pop music.

Album: The Maccabees, Given to the Wild (Fiction)

It's a challenge for even the mildest-mannered Class Warrior to remember to review The Maccabees' music, not their names: Orlando, Hugo, Felix, Rupert (and Sam), but our privately schooled heroes' third album is their best yet.

With Joe Strummer it was never about the past

Strummerville: A place where all the young punks can play to win

Nine years after his death, Joe Strummer is still supporting new talent

Album: Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, This is Christmas (Infectious)

In which indie singer-songwriter Emma-Lee Moss and Ash frontman Tim Wheeler, a couple in real life, join musical forces and attempt, valiantly and with not inconsiderable success, to breathe new life into that stalest of stale old genres: the Christmas song.

Album: Rocket From The Tombs, The Day The Earth Met The... (Fire)

Rocket From The Tombs were a Cleveland proto-punk legend that remained unrecorded in its brief existence, but would go on to provide the seed-corn from which Pere Ubu would grow.

Album: The Saturdays, On Your Radar (Fascination/Polydor)

The all-too-familiar keyboard vamp which opens On Your Radar is about the clearest white flag that could be waved as regards originality: this is an album that seeks not to separate itself from the herd, but to bury itself so deeply in its midst as to be virtually invisible.

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