20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (18/2/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (18/2/2015)

Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man It's been four years since Florence + The Machine's last record, 'Ceremonials', and 'What Kind Of Man' - the first single from third album 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful', due on June 1 - is a...

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Spectres - 'Dying'

Spectres - 'Dying'

It doesn’t take much to decipher the themes Bristol’s Spectres are exploring on their debut album. The 10 songs on ‘Dying’ are as troubling as the disfigured face that adorns its sleeve. The guitar on 90-second opener ‘Drag’ is fed...

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing Yesterday'

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing...

At 47 years old, after more than 20 years in the game and with Oasis now well and truly behind him, what do we really expect from Noel Gallagher? For the first time in a long time, there’s a crop of new British bands who didn’t grow up in...

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The Cribs, Electric Ballroom, London

The Cribs, Electric Ballroom, London

“Does anybody want to hear a new song?” asks Ryan Jarman, introducing ‘Different Angle’ to a sold out and up for it Electric Ballroom. “I hate it when you see a band and they play new songs and nobody moves. Let’s start a moshpit.”...

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Drenge, The Dome, London

Drenge, The Dome, London

Nearly a month after introducing their second album with a stomping performance of comeback single ‘We Can Do What We Want’ on the Late Show With David Letterman last month, Drenge bring their new tunes to London. This NME Awards Show with...

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Purity Ring - 'Another Eternity'

Purity Ring - 'Another Eternity'

When Purity Ring posted ‘Push Pull’, the first track from their second album, ‘Another Eternity’, on YouTube last December, a ding-dong broke out among commenters about how to define the kind of music the Canadian duo – producer Corin...

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THEESatisfaction - 'EarthEE'

THEESatisfaction - 'EarthEE'

THEESatisfaction have released plenty of music in the three years since their well-received debut, ‘awE naturalE’, including a mixtape titled ‘THEESatifisfaction Loves Erykah Badu.’ You can hear Badu’s influence across ‘EarthEE’,...

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Joker - 'The Mainframe'

Joker - 'The Mainframe'

Bristol’s Liam McLean rose to national attention during the dubstep gold rush of 2009, but the man they call Joker wouldn’t be forced into anyone’s niche. His opulent, melody-stuffed productions owed as much to video-game music and American...

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Peace, Heaven, London

Peace, Heaven, London

An hour into Peace’s gorgeous, amorphous NME Awards gig, showcasing their second album ‘Happy People’, the Birmingham champions take a sharp left turn straight through the looking glass. As the pumped up ‘1998 (Delicious)’ nears its...

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Lxury - 'Into The Everywhere'

Lxury - 'Into The Everywhere'

As Lxury, Croydon producer Andy Smith is injecting the UK dance scene with a certain restless energy. The 24-year-old’s burgeoning reputation comes Disclosure-approved – they collaborated on his euphoric 2013 single ‘J.A.W.S’ – but...

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