Jim Carroll

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The playlist – the tunes of the week

Tunes to kickstart your weekend from Flying Lotus, Yumi Zouma, Tom Tom Club, Kamp!, TV On the Radio, Wolf Gang and many more

Charli XCX

Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 08:19


Tom Tom Club “Genius Of Love” (Island)

We’re in the mood for this kind of grooving

Kamp! “Early Days” (Cascine)

Polish kids throw some dazzling indie-electro shapes

Various “New Orleans Soul” (Soul Jazz)

New compilation mining a decade of NOLA soul nuggets including cuts from Jean Knight, Curley Moore, Robert Parker, Betty Harris (“I Don’t Wanna Hear It” below) and many more

TV On the Radio “Happy idiot” (Harvest)

From the forthcoming fifth album “Seeds”, TVOTR’s newbie is full of agile guitar lines and upbeat panache

Wolf Gang “Lay Your Love Down” (Cherrytree)

Tune chockablock with sparks from the get-go from the London band

Charli XCX “Break the Rules”

BBC Radio One love this and why not? Nigh on perfect 21st century pop

Cuckoo Lander “Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb”

Meanwhile, from Charli XCX’s drummer, a marvellous, boisterous earworm and a half

Yumi Zouma “The Brae” (Cascine)

Gorgeous track of subtle, lush melodies and harmonies from the New Zealand band set to tour next month at home with Lorde

Flying Lotus “You’re Dead!” (Warp)

Dizzy, jazzy, mighty odyssey into the far side of the far side from Steven Ellison. “Never Catch Me”, with Kendrick Lamar, from the album below

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman “Laghdú” (Self release)

The prolific pair go head to head on a gorgeous album of minimal (hence the title, no doubt) violin excursions. Title track from the album below