The great Childhood feature in Radar's Top 50 Tracks Of 2013, and today they're back with a new video for their latest opus, 'Pinballs'. This one was recorded as part of producer Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground project, where he gets artists – perhaps against their will (I've never quite worked it out) – to record a brand new track in just 24 hours. It could all go horribly wrong, of course, but weirdly it never seems to.
NME's albums and tracks of the year are something of an institution, and you can read all about who the staff here voted for in 2013 here and here. What we didn't include in that list, however, was the really new music that's pricked our ears over the past 12 months. The 50 songs below all fall into that category.
Ensuring 2014 gets off to a shimmering start, Manchester spectral pop specialists Patterns release their debut album 'Waking Lines' on January 6 via Melodic. You don't have to wait till then to enjoy its shoegazey synths, electronic loops and gauzy ambient chill though, as we've got an exclusive stream of the record below.
This week mag's Lead Radar is East India Youth aka William Doyle. 'Total Strife Forever', his debut album, will be out on January 13 and you can catch him live from the end of January.
There's been a scrappy demo of Kagoule's 'Made Of Concrete' floating about for ages now. It's always been a popular tune - a signpost as to where the Nottingham band's capabilities lie.