Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
Elizabethan-style harp chords, a frenetic drum beat and layered vocals are the heroes here. As the title suggests, this latest track to be released from the band’s Ceremonials album features an array of drama, colour and the ethereal qualities expected from the off-kilter artist.
Adam Lambert – Never Close Our Eyes
Pumping electro-pop is not the signature sound of the American Idol runner-up known for his falsetto rock performances, but his powerful, pitch-perfect vocal skills, Latin guitar rhythms and Daft Punk-style synths culminate to produce an anthemic belter on his latest release.
Bombay Bicycle Club – Beg
Raw and industrial, this seriously funky track by the English indie rock band features throwback grooves of the 1980s and Afrobeat elements. Evoking the spirit of the likes of Talking Heads, Paul Simon and more recently Arcade Fire, the four-piece are proving they’re an inspired, alternative force to be reckoned with.