Lee White

Real Fur - Animal

Zinging guitars and an afro-math-pop beat.

Carl Barat - Death Fires

That there's a cover of 'Sing For My Supper' says most of what you need to know about 'Death Fires'.

The Jezabels - Hurt Me

Epic, if straightforward.

Mojo Fury - Colour Of The Bear

It shouldn’t work, but it does.

Chickenhawk - Modern Bodies

There's plenty to be assaulted and energised by.

The Pipettes - Earth VS The Pipettes

It's an unexpected return that's more utter shock than pleasant surprise.

Pull In Emergency - Pull In Emergency

If you're waiting for some short sharp guitar pop then Pull in Emergency is out there for you.

Rose Elinor Dougall - Without Why

Poppy enough for the casual listener, but with enough artistic integrity for the more serious fans.

Various Artists - Young And Lost Club Compilation

Across two CDs the two ladies behind the label have cherry picked 32 of their 50 releases.

Midnight Juggernauts – The Crystal Axis

An album that's more demanding of the attention than their debut, but one that at times fails to do enough with it.

Larsen B - Musketeer

A very rural sounding record, reflecting the surroundings that gave it birth.

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Birds And Planes

Another meaty slab of grungy rock goodness from the Leeds three-piece.

Crocodiles – Sleep Forever

Fans of No Age and Oxford Collapse would do well to investigate this.

Hexicon - The Blossom Sighs

It practically creates the ideal English summer in your brain.

James Yuill - Movement In A Storm

We'd say that it's not as good as Ellie Goulding, but that might sound a bit mean.

!!! - AM / FM

At once danceable in a very primal way, and sonically innovative.

Robyn – Body Talk Part 1

Pop world take heed: forget albums and try your damnedest to be as good as this.

Hot Club de Paris – The Rise And Inevitable Fall…

Hot Club de Paris in a nutshell.

Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms

A good introduction to a superb band.

Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

Sounding completely lost in time, there's many moments that jolt and enthral.

Rose Elinor Dougall - Find Me Out

Quietly complex in it's music and direct and simple in the emotional message.

Moshi Moshi - Singles Club Vol 2.

Cherry picking songs is a bit of an arbitrary task because when you listen to this album you'll find your own.

James - The Night Before

It'll come as no surprise that none of these songs are student disco fodder.

Foals - This Orient

This isn't some tight snappy math-pop. This is stunning, an epic in just over four minutes.

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