Seeing as our previous Spotify playlists have done down so well we thought we'd make this a new weekly feature. Essentially this is a mixtape-like companion, featuring songs from records we've reviewed, bands in the news, people we've spoken to and stuff being talked about on the boards. Plus a, ahem, topical picture from Google image search.
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Spotifriday No. 1
múm 'Guilty Rocks'
We love these Icelanders. They're playing in London at the Tabernacle on July 13th. Details and yays in this thread. Also Mr Lukowski went to unpronounceable festival in a far-flung corner of Iceland and reviewed various Icelandic bands, including them here.
The Horrors 'Scarlet Fields'
Sonic Youth 'Unmade Bed'
OMG they played the Scala on Monday. DiS didn't get tickets so don't be holding your breath for a reviews. Lots of you went and talked about it in this thread
Banjo Or Freakout 'Someone Great (LCD Soundsystem Cover)'
Whilst you're down there in the echo chamber, this swirly-fuzzy noizemaker played with HEALTH, which Dom Gourlay reviewed here. Also this week, Banjo made a mixtape for former DiS editor Mike Diver over on Clashmusic.com.
Mew 'Am I Wry? No'
Depeche Mode 'In Sympathy'
Metric 'Gold Guns Girls'
Hopefully it didn't pass you by that it's METRIC WEEK on DiS this week. We love them and this is your humble editor's favourite track from their forthcoming album Fantasies. You can find all our Metric week content here.
Peaches 'Talk To Me'
If Peaches didn't exist Gwen Stefani would not wear hot pants and the media/world would not get Lady Gaga. Shame her new album isn't much cop, according to Alexander Tudor's review, which features the word "mangina" here.
Girls Aloud 'Untouchable'
It's out this week. It has the line "...like beautiful robots dancing alone." It was reviewed by the lovely Wendy Roby in the Singles round-up here. It's nearly seven minutes long!
Metric 'Collect Call'
Did we mention it was Metric week this week? Content here
Regina Spektor 'Us'
Ah, a noughties classic. Regina has a new album called Far due soon (news). This week she was confirmed to play the Serpentine Sessions in Hyde Park this summer - other headliners include Bon Iver and Tindersticks. Details here.
Tiny Masters Of Today 'Skeletons'
Fun young 'uns. Pictures in our new In Photos galleries by Lucy Johnston here.
Mugison 'Murr Murr'
The founder and host of the aforementioned Icelandic festival, which Mr Lukowski reviewed here
The Mars Volta 'Drunkship of Lanterns'
With their new album in the offing, they were confirmed for Somerset House this summer (news)
PJ Harvey & John Parish 'The Chair'
Read our review of the Parish & Peej 'homecoming' show in Bristol here.
Jarvis Cocker 'Angela'
The Pulp man is back. There's been talk about his new album not being quite so good on the boards but this is a bit of a swerve ball comeback single. DiS likes the Super Furries-ish cut of his arc.
Morrissey 'Something Is Squeezing My Skull'
Metric 'Stadium Love'
This two-by-two anthem ends the forthcoming album Fantasies. If you haven't already, click here for Metric week.
Deftones 'Pink Cellphone'
NSFW! They're playing London around the time of Reading festival according to this thread. Anyone know what Giant Drag are up to?
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If you don't like our choices, feel free to make your own playlist and pop it in the comments below. We also welcome your thoughts on this feature... not sure we can manage 20 tracks every week but we'll try!
Photo from Flickr user Sebastian Niedlich