KARL PHILLIPS AND THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS: Dangerous EP.A breathtaking and mind-blowing fusion of hip hop, garage and synth as the super-slick tongue work – try in vain to count the words per minute rate – gives way to a grating grunge synth refrain. If there was ever a song of two halves this has to be it before they join forces for an implosive finale.
CARO EMERALD: Stuck.Chic charm and wit as it kind of hiccups its way into the senses with this cheeky little brass number that keeps her nostalgic party atmosphere going.
GRACE GRIFFITH: Shape Of My Heart.The crystal clarity of the pure voice and acoustic guitar version of the Sting classic captures its poignant strength and gentle power.
LACUNA COIL: Trip The Darkness.If you're not scared of the dark you will be after this unsettling, agitated mix of rock and opera caught up in a disorientating goth swirl. It’s all something of a crazy metallic rush.