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Last month Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O announced her first solo album Crush Songs will be released in September, and will feature lo-fi, lovelorn ‘bedroom’ songs she recorded in private . Today we get the first taste of her intimate solo material with the video for ‘Rapt’. Check it out: In describing Crush Songs, ...

Chloe Howl is back with her latest single, and she keeps releasing solid, fun pop songs with a bit more bite than you’d expect, and ‘Disappointed’ will leave you anything but that. With another catchy, memorable chorus and some guts underlining her music, this is worth a download. It’s perhaps lacking the ballsy nature of ...

As the weather turns warmer we start getting all the songs hooking us in with references to the heat and the associated drinking, and here is a country-tinged song that is no exception. Returning with another pop-country crossover, this mix of line-dancing friendly music, guitar licks and singable chorus, joined in with some marching drums ...

Weezer are back, and back to the shack, apparently. Sounding much more mature than the last time I heard them, this is a rockier, grittier sound for the group though still with a showcase of their familiar vocal and audio sound. Much more grown up than their earlier material, this is a surprisingly solid come ...

Finally following up ‘Nasty’, Pixie Lott returns with this summer-tinged pop number that, though lacking the distinctiveness of that first cut, has enough pop-and-dance energy to carry it. The Calvin Harris aping and simple, repetitive chorus feel tired but the post-chorus production helps make up for it. It’s not going to be the song that ...

The Voice runner-up Leah McFall releases her first single proper and collaborates with television show judge Will.I.Am. With its retro and trumpet-heavy sound, and strong ‘Wizard of Oz’ theme, this isn’t a half bad track, showcasing McFall’s vocals well on its ballsy chorus, though overall ‘Home’ lacks that one solid hook that stops it from ...