20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (29/4/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (29/4/2015)

Kurt Cobain - And I Love Her In 1989, Kurt Cobain told the University Of Washington’s in-house newspaper, The Daily: “I like The Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney”. The quote lends the Nirvana singer’s cover of the McCartney-penned...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (22/4/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (22/4/2015)

Crystal Castles - Frail The future of Crystal Castles looked bleak following singer Alice Glass' departure last October. Producer and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath has revived the duo with a new vocalist, known only as Edith. Her distorted...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (15/4/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (15/4/2015)

Tame Impala? - Cause I’m A Man ? Part of you wishes Tame Impala would stop fucking about and write a record full of tracks as enormous as ‘Elephant’ from 2012 album ‘Lonerism’. An even larger part of you, though, is grateful for the...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (8/4/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (8/4/2015)

Yak - Smile “I never said romance was dead”, Yak frontman Oli Burslem booms, channelling his inner Nick Cave over a sleazy guitar riff that’s positively dripping with darkness. This track, from the London-based trio’s forthcoming...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/4/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/4/2015)

The Maccabees - 'Marks To Prove It' It took longer than anyone wanted, but finally The Maccabees' fourth album is almost upon us. 'Marks To Prove It' is one of a handful of tracks they've been teasing at recent gigs, and is as formidable on...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/3/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/3/2015)

The Vaccines - Dream Lover Debuted at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas, the newest offering from The Vaccines’ forthcoming ‘English Graffiti’ album comes good on frontman Justin Young’s promise of charting “adventurous and...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (18/3/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (18/3/2015)

Tame Impala - Let it Happen Lets get one thing straight: ‘Let It Happen’ is one of the songs of the year, by the band who’ve got it all to play for. Ambitious as hell and the perfect continuation from 2012 LP ‘Lonerism’’s dejected...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (11/3/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (11/3/2015)

M83 & Haim - Holes In The Sky Having cut his teeth scoring 2013 Tom Cruise film Oblivion , Anthony 'M83' Gonzalez is rapidly establishing himself as the go-to guy for string-drenched, self-important songs to soundtrack your widescreen...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (4/3/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (4/3/2015)

Kanye West - All Day Trust Kanye to steal the show at the Brit Awards. After announcing his performance at the last minute, Yeezy, rising Minnesota talent Allan Kingdom and New York rapper Theophilus London – backed by a crowd of grime MCs...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/2/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/2/2015)

Blur - Go Out For a band like Blur, so dedicated to constant evolution, a no-warning comeback takes some delicate navigation as they dip their toes back in the water. Luckily the brilliant 'Go Out' mashes up the scratchy rock insouciance of...

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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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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (11/2/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (11/2/2015)

Slaves - Feed The Mantaray Slaves might look presentable enough with their smart shirts and neat barnets, but get too close and they'll bite your hand off. 'Feed The Mantaray' is another amusingly nasty shot of garage-rock from the duo. "Paper...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (4/2/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (4/2/2015)

East India Youth - Carousel William Doyle has signed to XL to release 'Culture Of Volume', his second album as East India Youth. It's deserved news for one of Britain's finest young electronic auteurs. His talents are clear from 'Carousel'. As...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (28/1/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (28/1/2015)

Drenge - We Can Do What We Want Their faces might still be fresher than most, but new single ‘We Can Do What We Want’ sees Eoin and Rory Loveless return sounding revved up. “Balaclava on my boyfriend’s head/Like he said, we’ve got...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (21/1/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (21/1/2015)

The Cribs - An Ivory Hand The Jarman brothers promised us pop from their new album, and judging by this first taste of 'For All My Sisters', they'll deliver in spades. 'An Ivory Hand' is a masterclass in anthemic indie-pop, feeling like chorus...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (14/1/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (14/1/2015)

Yak - Hungry Heart Having built their reputation on raw and intense live shows, London trio Yak prove they’re just as fiery on record. Debut single ‘Hungry Heart’ is a psychedelic onslaught that has frontman Oli Burslem declaring "this...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (17/12/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (17/12/2014)

The Killers - Joel, The Lump Of Coal (feat. Jimmy Kimmel) Of The Killers’ nine Christmas singles for the Red charity to date, this looks like their best shot at festive immortality. The moving story follows a “lump of anthracite” called...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (10/12/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (10/12/2014)

Dave Grohl - Hooker On The Street Dave Grohl's 1992 'Pocketwatch' album gave fans a glimpse into the drummer's early career, but nobody could have predicted the culture clash of this recently unearthed track. It's the most overtly Aerosmith or...

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

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

St Vincent - Pieta Fresh from ‘St Vincent’ being hailed as NME's best album of 2014, Annie Clark is releasing two new songs – ‘Pieta’ and ‘Sparrow’ – for US Record Store Day's Black Friday event. On the restrained ‘Pieta’...

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