Barometer: This week’s playlist
This week’s Barometer playlist features Metronomy, Younger Brother, Young the Giant, Ben Westbeach, Rewards, Jukebox Collective, Det Vackra Livet and Kid Cudi.
The Devonshire four-piece finally lives up to the hype. This is wonderfully chilled, slightly melancholic pop inspired by Hot Chip and Grandaddy.
A highlight from their Kid A/Nick Drake influenced forthcoming third album – currently being streamed in full exclusively on the Barometer.
Listen here: http://ind.pn/dJH3mW
Young the Giant
Huge guitars and an anthemic, Springsteen-esque chorus turn this otherwise unremarkable track into something we can’t wait to hear on the festival circuit.
Soulful, rave-inspired dance with beats and a piano loop that wouldn’t have sounded out of place in 1991.
What A Loser
Washed out synth-pop that is at once warm and ethereal. Definitely ones to watch.
Lost and Found
We hated this bouncy Jamie T esque number on first listen, but in time the Super Mario-inspired bleeps and hook-heavy vocals grew on us.
Det Vackra Livet
A Swedish-language, synth-led track that broods with the morose spirit of The Smiths.
The Idolator blog calls this song a budget version of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” which, to an extent, it is. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, even if Cudi replaces Kanye’s self-aggrandising swagger with clichés about video games.
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