Singles column 3 Dec 2012 - Mumford & Sons, Prodigy, Flying Lotus, Alanis Morrisette, Florence & more
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...
On Big Man, the industrial-strength drum and bass duo Chase & Status take their rowdy brand of brostep to new, brutish heights, with its rip roaring, Prodigy-inspired rock riffs and break beats apparently designed to raze warehouses to the ground.
Listening to Florence + The Machine's Lover To Lover is the aural equivalent of being blasted by the face-juddering velocity of a gospel-powered jumbo jet engine. It'll give you wings, if nothing else.
Still doing there bit for waistcoat sales Mumford & Sons, return with more stylishly antiquated, household folk-rock from super-selling second album Babel, in the form of Lover Of The Light.
Selflessness, despite what Buddhists believe, is not a limitless human resource, as Alanis Morissette points out on Receive: "I give hard and serve hard and now I, I need a break/ I give in, I give all and now it's time to regenerate." Now a wife and new mother, Morissette has long let go of her soured-relationship blues - as catalogued on Jagged Little Pill - and is exploring the anxiety of familial sacrifice, sustained here by shimmering, soaring guitars and Morissette's typical life-affirming gusto.
Without a doubt the best thing you'll hear all week, Californian glitch-hop maverick Flying Lotus has released a video to Tiny Tortures featuring Elijah Wood. The track is a brooding, restless and emotive slice of itchy electronica perfect for fanatics of Radiohead, Fourtet, DJ Shadow and explorers of outer and inner space.
Rave renegades The Prodigy have reissued their 1997 breakbeat-punk-rap crossover classic Fat Of The Land, accompanied by a clutch of remixes which will be available separately as the Added Fat EP (on 12 inch and digital download). Dutch noiseniks Noisia have had the pleasure of remixing the face-melting Smack My Bitch Up, breaking it down into a lurching dubstep behemoth.
2:08 PM | 03/12/2012
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