Florence and the Machine - Never Let Me Go (Clams Casino Remix)
From the sublime Ceremonials comes Florence and the Machine’s latest single, Never Let Me Go, and amplifying the haunting magnificence of the track is the Clams Casino remix which employs clanging church bells and a powerful rush of euphoria around the 2.47 mark (approximately).
Best Coast - The Only Place
What with the British sunshine going to all of our heads lately it seems that Best Coast have perfectly timed the unveiling of the first single from their forthcoming second LP which sees Bethany Cosentino and co. serenading the serotonin highs of carefree, California living.
HAIM - Better Off
Este, Danielle and Alana Haim are the sister trio hailing from Los Angeles who have emerged as one of the most talked about bands of SXSW with their unique and unlikely melding of folk-rock and R&B. Better Off is taken from their debut Forever EP which is available as a free download from their website right now. http://www.haimtheband.com/
Ren Harvieu - Open Up Your Arms
Open Up Your Arms is the perfect introduction to twenty-one year old Ren Harvieu for those who are yet to become acquainted with her string-laden, 60s pop indebted sound. For more warming, Dusty Springfield-esque tones you can catch Harvieu on her UK tour this week.
The Hives - Go Right Ahead
Although it’s been five long years since The Hives have released any new material, IDOL first heard this track being aired when the Swedish garage-rock five piece played a whirlwind set at last year’s Wireless festival. It’s the same old, same old with The Hives, big, bold, brash hooks and vocals, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. This single should be enough to get you as excited as we are about the June release of the band’s fifth album, Lex Hives.
Words by Kate Allen