20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (16/4/2014)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (16/4/2014)

Baby Strange - Distance Yourself Baby Strange haven’t shared any new material since last year but ‘Distance Yourself’ shows they’ve not been slacking off in the meantime. Instead, the Glaswegian trio have been learning the art of the...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (9/4/2014)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (9/4/2014)

Jack White - High Ball Stepper Here’s a man who always manages to intrigue, whether with The White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather or solo. ‘High Ball Stepper’’s the first slice from new record ‘Lazaretto’, and it’s a...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (2/4/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (2/4/14)

Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal Parquet Courts' first piece of new material since signing to Rough Trade earlier this year is being released as sheet music. Learn to play it (or listen to the handy stream they’ve also unveiled) and...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (26/3/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (26/3/2014)

Peace - World Pleasure Peace’s debut ‘In Love’ was full psychedelic indie pop, but don’t expect album number two to sound the same. On ‘World Pleasure’ frontman Harry Koisser steps way out of his comfort zone to have a go at...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (19/3/2014)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (19/3/2014)

Tune-Yards - Water Fountain Merrill Garbus almost left 'Water Fountain' off 'Nikki Nack', Tune-Yards' third album, for sounding "like a kids' song". Its jump-rope rhythm and physical chaos fit the bill – no bad thing – and like any good...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (12/3/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (12/3/2014)

Lykke Li - Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone “Love me deep until you can’t/Even though it hurts, even though it scars,” begs Lykke Li on this emotional first taste from her third album ‘I Never Learn’. Where the likes of ‘Dance...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (5/3/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (5/3/2014)

Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances Most musicians perform romantic post-mortems, slashing dead heartstrings from a safe distance. Sharon Van Etten is no stranger to that, but on her fourth album, 'Are We There', she's performing open heart...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (26/2/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (26/2/14)

The Horrors - I See You "We want to make music you can dance to, music that elevates," Rhys Webb told NME earlier this year. 'I See You', the first taste of The Horrors’ fourth album, matches up to that statement, building from synth...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (19/2/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (19/2/14)

Brody Dalle - Meet The Foetus/Oh Joy ‘Meet The Foetus/Oh Joy’ is the long-awaited comeback track from cult rocker Brody Dalle, ex of The Distillers and Spinerette, now solo and backed here by her pals, Warpaint’s Emily Kokal and...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (12/2/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (12/2/14)

Fear Of Men - Alta/Waterfall Brighton indie-gloom merchants Fear Of Men are finally ready to gift us their debut album, offering up a merging of opening tracks 'Alta' and 'Waterfall' as a tantalising taste of what’s to come. It's the...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (5/2/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (5/2/14)

Klaxons - There Is No Other Time Nine years into their career, Klaxons are doing the decent thing and releasing a third album. Pleasingly, this lead single from it bears little resemblance to their previous records. ‘No Other Time’ is,...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (29/1/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (29/1/14)

Meridian Dan - German Whip One of the biggest grime tunes of the past few months is finally getting an official release via PMR (Disclosure, Jessie Ware). Although a veteran of the scene, Meridian Dan will release his debut album later this...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (22/1/14)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (22/1/14)

Mac DeMarco - Passing Out Pieces The party never ends for touring rock bands in the illegal download era, even when maybe they kinda want it to. If they stop, they're broke. Canada's Mac DeMarco is cooler than a frozen margarita but even he...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (15/1/2014)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (15/1/2014)

Bombay Bicycle Club – 'Luna' Judging by the tracks they've casually let slip so far, Bombay Bicycle Club's fourth album will be one of 2014's most exhilarating returns. 'Luna' is the best of the new bunch – a polyrhythmic beast...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (8/1/2014)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (8/1/2014)

Wild Beasts - Wanderlust Wild Beasts' fourth album, ‘Present Tense’, sees the band searching for orgasmic satisfaction like Gollum seeks the ring, banishing the arid heartbreak of previous album 'Smother' for a voyage into virility. Over...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (18/12/2013)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (18/12/2013)

Peace - Last Christmas If there’s one thing Peace have made clear in the last two years, it’s that they love to fool around. But while the video for the band’s take on Wham!’s festive classic has LOLs aplenty (frontman Harry Koisser...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (11/12/2013)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (11/12/2013)

St Vincent - Birth In Reverse No-one writes about domesticity like Annie Clark. The characters on 2011’s ‘Strange Mercy’ were barbiturate-riddled housewives trapped behind white picket fences, and on this, from her fourth LP, those...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (4/12/2013)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (4/12/2013)

Childish Gambino - Sweatpants Donald Glover’s wit, honesty and eye for a sharp beat have long since burned away any idea that he’s a hobbying actor. Second album ‘Because The Internet’, out next week, is one step ahead of rap’s next...

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20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (27/11/2013)

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (27/11/2013)

Childhood - Pinball The latest from producer Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground project – in which bands (and Dan) cut a tune in a day – is this pulsating beast. It sounds like the darker, gnarlier cousin of the group’s last single...

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