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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes to make you jump up and down from Matthew E White, Yumi Zouma, Anthony Naples, All Tvvins, Mourn, Gary Byrd, Donna Summer and many more

Donna Summer. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 09:46


Anthony Naples “Body Pill” (Text)

Superbly moody grandstanding from the New York producer ducking and diving amidst the dark of the dancefloor. “Refugio” from the album below

Mourn “Mourn” (Captured Tracks)

Debut album with great heft, youthful fever, restless energy and a large rub of angst from the Catalan teen freak scene.

Gary Byrd & The GB Experience “The Crown” (Motown)

“People of the world wherever you be, welcome to Cosmic YOUniversity”

All Tvvins “Thank You” (Warner Music)

Boom! A gigantic growling, thumper of a tune, “Thank You” already sounds like the stuff of summer festival main stages. Conor Adams and Lar Kaye are on a heck of a mission and you’d be mad to miss out on it.

British Murder Boys “Recordings” (Downwards)

Tough, rugged, premier league techno from Regis and Surgeon as they call it a day. “Don’t Give Way To Fear” below

Matthew E White “Fresh Blood” (Domino)

He’s back. The Spacebomb don follows up “Big Inner” with another album of superbly poised rock, pop and soul. Kevin Bennett’s video for “Rock & Roll Is Cold” from the album below

Yumi Zouma “EP II” (Cascine)

Second EP from one of our fave new acts continues the New Zealanders’ dream pop trajectory. One to watch for post-SXSW buzz.

Alabama Shakes “Don’t Wanna Fight” (Rough Trade)

Damn, this is great from tip to toe to Brittany Howard’s awesome vocals. Taken from the band’s forthcoming second album “Sound & Color”

The Kite String Tangle “Arcadia” (Warner Australia)

Spinetingling rub of emotional electronic splendour from Brisbane producer Danny Harley

Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (Casablanca)

The weekend starts here