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Hear Rat Boy's Furious Tyler, The Creator Cover, 'Tyler, The Cover'

Go down to a RAT BOY gig and you're in serious danger of breaking bones, as a number of teenagers on Twitter have recently attested. This cover of the Essex newcomer's brother-in-riotous arms Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' could easily be the soundtrack to that limb-smashing carnage: all blistering, distorted noise as Jordan Cardy delivers fast and hard raps beneath. And then, as suddenly as they entered, the breakbeats disappear, leaving just a soothing guitar line to ease the pain, borrowed from 'WOLF' track 'Answer'. A sample at the start of the track says, "RAT BOY's no phoney", and this sonic assault is firm proof of that.

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Tigercub Get Raw And Forlorn On New Song 'You' - Listen

Earlier this month, newcomers Tigercub shared the first half of their forthcoming AA-side single, 'Destroy', a stalking piece straight from the QOTSA book of songwriting. 'You' is its other half, and takes things on a completely different tangent. Prettily chiming guitar lines open before things lift into something more fleshed out and fuller, but still raw and gently searing. "There's a hole in my head and it makes me forget about you," sings Jamie Hall at one point, driving the song's forlorn undercurrent home. No matter how sieve-like your brain becomes, it'll be hard to forget Tigercub's latest.

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Cherry Glazerr Are The Teen Tearaways Taking LA By Storm

“People are like, ‘What the fuck kind of band are they?!’” laughs Cherry Glazerr singer/guitarist Clementine Creevy when trying to describe the band’s gleefully schizophrenic sound down the phone from their Los Angeles base. “I think we try and steer clear of genre, we’re a hodge-podge of sounds and feelings, but we like having that confusion,” she concludes. It’s this curiosity and innate appetite that’s also made Cherry Glazerr – completed by drummer Hannah Uribe and bassist Sean Redman – the most accomplished “young band” in America.

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You Need To Hear Manuka Honeys' Swooning And Soul-Searching New Track 'Below The Belt'

Recently, Brighton has given us the swaying guitar-pop of The Magic Gang, Abattoir Blues' gravelly post-punk and the grunge riffs of Tigercub. But that's not all the city has to offer up. Step forward Manuka Honeys, aka George Boorman, and latest track 'Below The Belt' (produced by The Magic Gang's Kristian Smith). "What am I doing here when I could be with someone else?/Why do I do these things that just seem so below the belt?" Boorman asks mournfully over roughly hewn guitars, but though his searching bears elements of Elliott Smith it's also full of swooning melodies to lose your heart to. Listen to the track in full below now.

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You Need To Hear The Spidery Love Songs Of Norwegian Newcomer Okay Kaya

Kaya Wilkins coughs violently and blows her nose into a tissue. “I didn’t know how hard ballet dancers party! They’ve ruined me,” says the 23-year-old Norwegian, who writes spidery love songs as Okay Kaya. In London preparing for her debut headline show, Kaya blames her cold on the cast of Tree Of Codes, the ballet for which her friend Jamie xx composed the score. The singer recorded vocals and guitar for the soundtrack and recently celebrated the show’s premiere in Manchester with its cast. “The dancers were smoking like chimneys and drinking mad lagers,” she explains. “I feel terrible.”

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