Brooke Fraser is a successful young New Zealand singer-songwriter. Three albums into her career, she has made a single which has the potential to make her a star over here in Blighty too.
She didn't get her name from the Blondie song, but there are still similarities. Sunday Girl's latest single is electro pop, but is it any good? We found out...
With Australia's Cloud Control around there's no sign of bad weather only sun-drenched days in a paradise.
Miles Kane returns with second single, 'Come Closer', a garage rock stomper with a perhaps unwelcoming lad-rock rumble.
Eliza Doolittle's hot summer sing-a-long gets a re-release, in the middle of cold, cold winter.
And you will know us by the trail of our influences.
'Everyday is Like Sunday' is a surreal mixture of nostalgia, economic decline and nuclear war. Welcome once again to Morrissey's less than idyllic seaside holiday.
Here we go again. The Ting Tings are back with another annoyingly mediocre tune.
Folk/punk artist, Frank Turner, returns with 'Try This At Home', a new single which sets out to encourage budding musicians across the country. Regrettably, Turner's enthusiasm proves hard to take seriously.
A band named after a political book by George Dangerfield predictably give a sour taste of catchy but unoriginal and pretentious indie 'intellect'.
Southampton trio, Band of Skulls, return with a new single that shimmies in an intriguingly seductive direction. Find out how the band fair when it comes to taking down the tempo.
Edinburgh trio Young Fathers release their double a-side 'Automatic/Dancing Mantaray' and show why they're going to be so interesting to watch develop.
The dons of the White Isle offer all that is expected with their debut release.
Despite Morrissey's incessant pleading to 'Hang The DJ' and his musings on the 'Death Of A Disco Dancer', the likes of Grum seem determined to keep the genre alive.
A year on from the release of 'That Golden Rule', Biffy Clyro are still releasing singles from Only Revolutions. But it's a testament to the quality of the record that 'God and Satan' is just as strong as the 5 singles that preceded it.
Zooey Deschanel is at her best as she blasts away the stereotype of naff actors-turned-singers with one of her best songs to date.
Another club to think about joining, especially if you like your pop-rock short and sweet.
A chirpy and whimsical pop tune crammed with bobbing Byrds-esque positivity.
Interesting, well polished, and with a distinctive Indie Rock come 80's Synth Pop feel - End It Tonight is another single from a band capable of doing great things, if someone is prepared to give them a chance.
Mancunian three piece bring dream like harmony to the alternative dance floor.
The dreamy Baltimore duo show there's more to their hometown than the moniker 'Bodymore, Murderland' suggests.
They came from down under to fill us with wonder...and failed miserably.
Experimental Brooklyn outfit, Yeasayer, strive to 'fit in' with one foot still firmly in the leftfield.
Herve deals up his take on the rave resurgence. It's a banger!
Syllable stretching Aussies return with a very ordinary follow up to a 'Sweet Disposition'.
Sting's girl touts her new release. Does talent shine through, or is she just another famous child trying to impress?
While there's no hint of stateside colloquialisms in the new Gaslight Anthem single 'American Slang', it's clear that the band are still mining a rich vein of material.
If you want tough, he'll give you tough. He'll also give you a reason to dance like a complete idiot.
More choice than a Kellogg's cereal variety pack, but potentially less fibre….
Not quite Tribe Called Quest but….
Wind down the windows in your suped up Clio - this one's a 'banger'!
Sia's sound may have changed but the result is interchangeable (not to mention fun and novel) electro pop.
Villagers aka Conor O'Brien proves that sometimes you can believe the hype with Becoming A Jackal.
Quite possibly the 'Parachute' Cheryl Cole has been looking for.
The Drums' Best Friend is a summer anthem best served hot under a clear blue sky.
Can the combined talents of of Eddy Temple Morris and Tom Bellamy prove they are Losers by name, not by nature?
Clever but cool, it'll get you dancing.
This is a single review, not a personal attack, remain objective. This is a single review, not a personal attack, remain objective. Repeat….
The latest in Ash's 'A-Z' series – this one is 'M', strangely – sees the rockers in poppy mood. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a damp squib.
An energetic, raw and anthemic single.
Bury sounds like Mr. Totally Wired forcing his way out of an old, wireless radio in pure fury.
New Order? Of course not!
The Sigur Rós frontman goes solo, with spectacular results.
The clocks have changed, the sun is shining and everyone's booking their summer holidays. It's time to begin the search for this year's summer dance anthem, and Agnes' new single 'On & On' is definitely in the running.
A sure chartworthy floor filler from the promising Serbian producer.
Eugene McGuinness is back and he's brought some Lizards with him, but will they come out squirting blood from their eyes, like the noble horned lizard, or sedately camouflage themselves into the indie landscape?
Here's a pleasant surprise, evidence that actors can pull off engaging pop music.
The valium of the musical world.
Mirrorkicks are the band that need to wear more lobsters on their faces.
Did you know that Marina Diamandis has a lot in common with the Jamacian bobsleigh team?