Jamie Skey @jamie_skey rounds-up all this week's most significant singles, plus the new songs that have surfaced online in the last seven days that you shouldn't miss...
Voted The Best Band In The World Today at the Q Awards this year, Muse proceed in triumphantly blending rock's arena-gazing past with keyed-up, electronica vibes of now as Follow Me effortlessly fuses rock gigantism with dark dubstep energy in expansive and atmospheric fashion.
Newcomer Bo Keeney follows in Dan Clare's pop-soul-dub footsteps on Don't You Worry. Produced himself in a shipping-container converted into studio, the songh mixes honeyed, Stevie Wonder-throated harmonies and bouncing Mariachi chords before reaching a thumping, put-your-hands-up-if-you-wanna-go-faster drum and bass finale.
Katie Melua continues to spin delicate, pillow-soft lounge rock that makes Forgetting All My Troubles - taken from Secret Symphony, an in the main covers album of classics old and new - a perfect, warming soundtrack to while away the hours this winter.
French dream gaze duo M83 have released Wait, the final video in a trilogy of short epics made for The Creators Project's channel. Directors Fleur and Manu said of the cinematic short: "We felt it was important to re-connect with a meaningful subject that would have an echo in today's world. The promise of a new cycle, seen through the kid's eyes." M83's euphoric brand of sugar-coated post-rock surges in stately paced harmony with the video's bracing, apocalyptic-yet-hopeful vision of the cosmos. Neat.
Memory Tapes, one of chillwave's foremost ambassadors, has remixed Australian psyche rockers Tame Impala's Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. The addition of hang-drum harmonies, giddy break beats and warm synths convert this already fantastic tune into a bouncy, dance floor-propelled corker.
Contrasting with their last release, the plaintive and contemplative EP What A Pleasure, it seems Brooklyn-based janglers Beach Fossils are embracing a more abrasive, post punky sound for their new album (due out next year) if first taster Careless is anything to go by.
11:00 AM | 10/12/2012
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