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New Music: Bright Light Bright Light, Bo Ningen, Metronomy

by Nina Bertok

A slight return of sorts to a weekly tracks column gets underway with Bright Light Bright Light, Metronomy, Dirtmusic and Bo Ningen.



Robyn – U Should Know Better

by Michael Hubbard

The song is not new. In fact it appeared on Body Talk Pt 2 a couple of years ago. But Robyn decided to make a video for U Should Know Better anyway, in which London...

Fuck Buttons – The Red Wing

by Michael Hubbard

Fuck Buttons, following hot on the heels of their Primavera Sound appearances in Barcelona last week and Porto this, are set to unleash the first taste of their absolutely immense third album Slow Focus. The...

Lewis Watson – Calling

by Michael Hubbard

Fresh from headlining musicOMH’s stage at The Great Escape in Brighton, Lewis Watson is set to release four more songs. He’s doing this by means of an EP which he has, in the great tradition...

Katy B – What Love Is Made Of

by Michael Hubbard

Following her recent Danger EP, which featured collaborations with Diplo, Jessie Ware, Iggy Azalea and Wiley, Katy B releases her first single proper from her upcoming second album, due this summer through Columbia. It’s called...

Without Feathers – Three Songs

by John Murphy

At the start of the year, Standard Fare broke plenty of indie-poppers’ hearts when they announced their split after just two albums. Those hearts may be slightly healed though with lead singer Emma Kupa’s new...

Dizzee Rascal feat. Robbie Williams – Goin’ Crazy

by Martyn Young

Dizzee Rascal has marked his return this summer by unveiling Goin’ Crazy, the first single from his forthcoming album The Fifth. The single is a collaboration with Robbie Williams and the video for the track...

Islet – Triangulation Station

by Martyn Young

South Wales psych-pop experimentalists Islet have announced their return with Triangulation Station, the first track taken from their forthcoming second album Released By The Movement. The track was recorded in the quartet’s home city of...

Sky Larkin – Motto

by Martyn Young

Newly expanded Leeds band Sky Larkin have unveiled the first track to be taken from their forthcoming third album. Motto is the first new material from the band following the departure of bassist Doug Adams...

Pet Shop Boys – Axis

by Michael Hubbard

Pet Shop Boys return this summer with their first album on their own label, and have just unveiled Axis, the first track from it. The follow-up to last year’s reflective Elysium album, Electric takes things...

Savages – Shut Up

by Michael Hubbard

Savages have today premiered a new video for Shut Up, a track on the band’s forthcoming debut album – one of the year’s most anticipated releases – Silence Yourself (out 6 May through Matador/Pop Noire)....

Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are

by Andy Baber

Miles Kane has previewed his eagerly anticipated second LP Don’t Forget Who You Are by releasing a single of the same name. The album, which is the follow-up to 2011’s debut Colour Of The Trap,...

Tribes – Dancehall

by Andy Baber

Tribes have released a new single to precede their imminent second album, Wish To Scream, which is due out on 20 May via Island. Dancehall is not a big departure for the Camden four-piece, but...

Sigur Rós – Brennisteinn

by Max Raymond

Sigur Rós have unveiled a new video for Brennisteinn, a track set to appear on their upcoming seventh album, Kveikur, out on the 17 June through XL. Brennisteinn is the first taster of new material...

Bobby Womack – It’s Been A Long Night

by Andy Baber

Bobby Womack has released a video for his brand new track It’s Been A Long Night – one of four new tracks featuring on the expanded edition last year’s critically-acclaimed album, The Bravest Man In...

Vampire Weekend – Diane Young/Step

by Martyn Young

Vampire Weekend have premiered two new songs from their forthcoming third album Modern Vampires Of The City. Diane Young and Step form a double A-side single that highlights two very different sides to the New...

Rokia Traoré – Mélancolie

by Michael Hubbard

Astonishing singer, songwriter, acrobatic livewire and icon Rokia Traoré returns in April with new album Beautiful Africa, the follow-up to 2009’s superb Tchamantché, and has shared a seductive new video for the track Mélancolie (video...

Agnetha Fältskog – When You Really Loved Someone

by Michael Hubbard

ABBA legend Agnetha Fältskog has announced details of a new album called A, due for release on 13 May. The new collection is preceded by a “curtain-raising” track, When You Really Loved Someone (video below). Agnetha has...

The Knife – A Tooth For An Eye

by Michael Hubbard

The Knife have released a video for a second Shaking The Habitual track, A Tooth For An Eye, directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson. Say the duo: “A Tooth For An Eye deconstructs images...

Phoenix – Entertainment

by Andy Baber

Phoenix have offered up a tantalising glimpse of what is to come on their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!, by releasing a new video for their stunning single Entertainment. Following its premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio...

Mudhoney – I Like It Small

by Martyn Young

Mudhoney have premiered another new track from their forthcoming ninth album Vanishing Point. I Like It Small is a typical piece of sleazy rock ‘n’ roll from the grunge rock survivors shot through with a...