In 2007 Jack Peñate became the bum-faced whipping boy for everyone tired of south London’s cliquey and clichéd indie scene. Now he back, surprisingly, with the first great single of 2009.

Jack Penate

Tonight’s Today really is fantastic. Gone is the jingle-jangle rockabilly-lite of yesteryear. Here his doleful melodies are set adrift on galactic afrobeat rhythms. Peñate used to sound like the past, now he sounds like the future.

Download Tonight’s Today here, or head over to Young Turks for the epic Extended Mix.

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