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This was Daft Punk’s second collaboration with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams – and their second song to soundtrack the summer of 2013.

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In the olden days bands used to “pay their dues” by gigging constantly in tiny fleapits around the country, slowly building up a following. Bicep did it the 21st century way – making their names first as bloggers.

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This is the perfect soundtrack for a summer’s day, with the sun shining, and the perfect video for a summer night in the city. And today seems like it might (fingers crossed) be that day – and night – at last.

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This Northern Soul classic is, as far as I know, the only single ever released by Lester Tipton, a one-miss wonder who met a tragic fate. No wonder they call it Rare Groove.

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Kim Deal – Coast

15th July 2024 · 2000s, 2009, 2020s, 2024, Music

Kim Deal makes her solo debut nearly 40 years after joining The Pixie – and 30 since forming The Breeders.

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Are there any artists whose music you love but you find that one or two tracks is enough? I feel that way about Richard Hawley.

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I’ve been waiting a long time for the right moment to post this song. After spending yesterday at Lord’s bidding farewell to Jimmy Anderson, England’s greatest ever bowler, after 21 years, this is that moment.

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Ten years ago my favourite band I Am Kloot packed in; or rather, just ground to a halt. Now bassist/keyboard player Pete Jobson goes solo.

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes a tune from (and I quote) “the core of Melbourne’s burgeoning movement of cinematic instrumental soul.”

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Tindersticks return with an uncharacteristically optimistic slice of deep soul pleading for hope for the future.

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