THE GO! TEAM: Apollo Throwdown.It arrives in such a joyful rush you think you’ve joined it midway through as it fuses funk, soul and hip hop in a gloriously happy throng. Straight In yer face and in yer heart.
METRONOMY: The Look.Not a look that lingers long. The jaunty organ at the start sets off like something you’d hear at the end of the pier and the end result is not much denser than candy floss.
CARL BARÂT: Death Fires Burn At Night. The ex Dirty Pretty Things and The Libertines stalwart has gone for a weird offering that’s unsettlingly dark so should bode well for him.
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART: Belong.Rumbling bass, breathy, innocent-sounding vocals and the buzz of chainsaw guitars slicing their way through. A band that comes at you from several different directions.