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NEW MUSIC NEWS

Glass Animals and Joey Bada$$ team up for infectious new tune "Lose Control"!

In a collaboration we weren't expecting but definitely are digging, Glass Animals have shared a new tune spun together with Joey Bada$$, "Lose Control". With their now trademark bend on R&B production and simmering, almost gravelly beats, Glass Animals have matched up really well with Joey's buoyant flow on this one. We know Glass Animals have a penchant for mixing things up (their cover of Kanye's "Love Lockdown" has now become a favourite on the live front), so this is another cool addition to the pile.

Courtney Barnett teams up with Jack White to pay tribute to an Aussie rock legend

Aussie gem Courtney Barnett has hooked up with Jack White at his very own Third Man Studio in Nashville to record two new songs, one of which is a cover of Rowland S. Howard's timeless "Shivers". The other, a sequel of sorts to Barnett's "Boxing Day Blues", will be released on a limited edition vinyl later this month; for now, Barnett and White's spine-tingling version of "Shivers" is our first taste of what this duo are capable of: beautiful, emotive, good ol' fashioned rock n roll.

Run the Jewels hit hard with menacing new track "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)"

As if we needed further proof that no one is on their level right now, Run the Jewels, that masterful team of Killer Mike and El-P, have helped Adult Swim end their 2015 singles program with a bang, releasing new track "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)". With a hard, gritty bassline, the track features in the upcoming documentary Rubble Kings, about 1970 gangs in the Bronx. And if you're providing a soundtrack to the Bronx crime scene, then you best be coming hard.

Giant cats destroy buildings and tanks in Run the Jewels' music video for "Oh My Darling (Don't Meow)"

Giant cats. Explosions. Lasers. Run the Jewels have released the first official video from their new remix album Meow the Jewels, giving us some visuals to the meow-tastic "Oh My Darling (Don't Meow)". The results are as off-the-wall as you'd expect, mirroring the album's larger-than-life concept with two giant cats who take over what looks like NYC, blowing up tanks in low-budget glory. Watch the clip below and make sure you download Meow the Jewels.

Run the Jewels have now released 'Meow the Jewels' in full for free download

What a time to be alive. Earth-shaking duo Run The Jewels have been teasing their concept remix album, Meow The Jewels, for awhile now, and it's understandably led to some pretty high expectations. For one, nothing like this has ever been done before - at least on a scale like this; RTJ have taken their acclaimed sophomore LP and remixed it with almost nothing but various cat noises, cleverly tweaked to form some surprisingly powerful beats.

Bat for Lashes' project 'Sexwitch' release their second single "Ha Howa Ha Howa"

New Natasha Khan is always a good thing; even better when it's coming from her brilliant new group with TOY and Dan Carney - the curiously named Sexwitch. We've already heard the first single from the group, and now it's time for the primal lust of "Ha Howa Ha Howa", driven by Khan's seductive refrains, wails, and chanting that swirl around and form an irresistible groove. Listen to the mesmerising track below and start chanting for a Sexwitch Australian tour.

British producer Naughty Boy releases video for "Runnin' (Lost It All)" with Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin

British producer Naughty Boy has another guaranteed hit on his hands thanks to a megastar guest spot by Beyoncé, who appears on the hitmaker's latest track "Runnin' (Lost It All)" alongside vocalist Arrow Benjamin. Naughty Boy, who is - up to this point anyway - best known for his Sam Smith featuring "La La La" delivers an urgent drum pattern set over a delicate, sparse piano, giving Bey and Benjamin a well-crafted platform for their undeniable chemistry.

Thom Yorke premieres an eerie 8-minute song at New York Fashion Week with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Thom Yorke is messing with our heads again. The Radiohead frontman debuted a haunting new song, "Villain", at the recent runway show for Rag & Bone at New York Fashion Week. Closing in at just over eight minutes, the new song is an eery piano ballad underneath a stirring harmony from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus who quieten their moans only for light distortion to creep in and make way for skittery electronica, continuing to take shape until a hypnotic final minute that is in line with what we've come to expect from Yorke's highly experimental solo works. Listen to the piece below.

Canadian group Stars preview new EP with "A Simple Song"

Diverse Canadian pop-rockers Stars are just about ready to unleash a new EP for their fans, a follow up to last year's brilliant No One Is Lost album. The EP will contain a few unreleased cuts, one of which is lead single "A Simple Song", a poignant emotional rollercoaster that is fronted by Torquil Campbell and grounded by Amy Millan. Listen to the track below and look out for The Lost & Found EP which will be released next week.

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul release posse cut "Vice City"

Jay Rock is getting ready to unleash 90059 any day now, and to signal it's imminence a video has been released for "Vice City", a track hooking Rock up with his fellow Black Hippy emcees, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. The bass-heavy posse track has all four emcees using the same flow, mirroring each other and bringing their own styles over the banging production. Watch the video below.

Flight of the Conchords, Lorde, Kimbra, The Naked & Famous, and more team up for All Blacks charity single

A New Zealand supergroup of sorts has formed for a side-splitting charity single to support the All Blacks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup along with charity Cure Kids to raise awareness for Batten Disease. Starring a who's who of contemporary NZ musicians, sports stars, comedians, and actors, the "We Are The World" style video starts with a brilliant tongue-in-cheek satire where kids hilariously dictate the song before the likes of Lorde, Kimbra, Savage, Brett McKenzie, emcee Brooke Fraser, Daniel Bedingfield, Alisa Xayalith (of The Naked and Famous), and Georgia Nott (of Broods) jump into the studio the record the mish-mash of lasers, unicorns, and rugby. Similarly to "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)" by Flight of the Conchords.

Lana Del Rey releases new single "Music to Watch Boys To" (2015)

Lana Del Rey is getting ready to release her third album, Honeymoon this month, and Beats 1 have premiered what she herself has said is her favourite song from the project, "Music to Watch Boys to". The track is even dreamier than her previous singles; one big tender moment as Lana's otherworldly vocals melt into the production, repeating lines like "I like you a lot/So I do what you want" in a mesmerised state. Listen to the song below and get ready for Honeymoon on 18th September.

Soulwax release nine minute remix of Tame Impala's "Let It Happen"

Soulwax have come out of the studio in a big way, stretching out Tame Impala's dominant "Let It Happen" into a prog-electronica jam completely in line with the inventive style we've come to expect from the respected dance outfit. Funk drives this rework, tugging on a different side of Kevin Parker's hypnotic performance to transform the Currents opener into a club-ready beast.

Paul Kelly and Gurrumul release an incredible cover of "Amazing Grace"

Two Australian treasures coming together for a soulful cover of an iconic gospel song is definitely something that deserves attention. Especially when those two treasures are Gurrumul and Paul Kelly. The two musicians have collaborated to record a music video for their cover of "Amazing Grace" for Gurrumul's third studio album, The Gospel Album, following a very well-received live debut.