Following their eight-year hiatus, the first release from the new album Push and Shove by Gwen Stefani and her band is classic No Doubt material. Caribbean dancehall flavours replete with heavy basslines combine with Eastern rhythms in places, and Elizabethan-style strings in the intro to create a truly eclectic, chilled dance mix.
Band Of Horses – Knock Knock
This first single to be taken from the American rock outfit’s fourth studio album Mirage Rock is a raw-sounding cruisy, summery affair, with the accented vocals and guitar chords reminiscent of Kings Of Leon.
Example – Say Nothing
The latest track from Elliot Gleave – better known as rapper Example – is a euphoric number which reaches a crescendo via spiralling synths, a catchy guitar riff courtesy of Blur’s Graham Coxon, rap breaks and a pounding beat.