"You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck, when she doesn’t expect" – the Purple One

Fair enough, Prince. Fair enough. The sex-funk (let’s roll with that as a genre, and not an odour) aficionado is due to release two albums in September: one with all-female band 3rd Eye Girl, and the other as a solo effort.

This track, Clouds, features singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas (who hosted Prince’s unorthodox press conference when he passed through the UK for a series of surprise gigs earlier this year) and is basically smooth as hell.

Find out more about both albums on Prince’s site.

GRIMES DIRECTED HER NEW VIDEO FOR GO, FEAT. BLOOD DIAMONDS

And, to be honest, that’s the only real reason we’re posting this poor man’s Skrillex-remixing-Nero track. Claire Boucher and her brother Mac made this thing look good – plus, it’s always refreshing to see a female artist in charge of her artistic direction, styling and direction.

INTRODUCING NEW YORK POP SINGER, VÉRITÉ

Her music’s saccharine-sweet, but just intriguing enough to make us want to hear more. This is Vérité’s second single, riding off the online buzz (number one on Hype Machine, etc) generated by July’s Strange Enough.

File next to Oh Land, Banks and a slightly more straight-laced Mø.

NPR MUSIC IS STREAMING INTERPOL’S NEW ALBUM RIGHT NOW
El Pintor, much-loved by anagram fanatics and Interpol obsessives, isn’t out until September 8 (UK) and September 9 (US), but is up already on NPR’s First Listen.
There go all our plans to get anything else done today. Damn.
Pre-order the record on Interpol’s site.

NPR MUSIC IS STREAMING INTERPOL’S NEW ALBUM RIGHT NOW

El Pintor, much-loved by anagram fanatics and Interpol obsessives, isn’t out until September 8 (UK) and September 9 (US), but is up already on NPR’s First Listen.

There go all our plans to get anything else done today. Damn.

Pre-order the record on Interpol’s site.

HAPPY KATE BUSH WEEK, EVERYBODY
Now that the only likeable manic pixie dream girl in the history of the world is playing live for the first time in 35 years, expect a lot of our music coverage to centre around her return. Just for a couple of days, mind.
If you weren’t lucky enough to nab tickets to her series of shows, live vicariously through Alexis Petridis’ five-star review (and Harriet Gibsone’s liveblog from night one, yesterday).

HAPPY KATE BUSH WEEK, EVERYBODY

Now that the only likeable manic pixie dream girl in the history of the world is playing live for the first time in 35 years, expect a lot of our music coverage to centre around her return. Just for a couple of days, mind.

If you weren’t lucky enough to nab tickets to her series of shows, live vicariously through Alexis Petridis’ five-star review (and Harriet Gibsone’s liveblog from night one, yesterday).

foodthatlookslikeiggyazalea:

Iggy Azalea and raw steak

Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea is a blog that exists and this post is one of their best.

Come for pictures (at times tenuously) linking Azalea’s outfit colour palettes to food dishes, stay for the blogger’s salty responses to negative commenters.

NEW SBTRKT TRACK FEATURING EMILY KOKAL OF WARPAINT

Last night radio DJ Zane Lowe hosted mysterious producer Sbtrkt, where he played a selection of tracks live from BBC’s Maida Vale studios.

This atmospheric jam, War Drums, features Warpaint’s Emily Kokal and inspires all sorts of the feels. Here more from the session, including collaborations with Sampha and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, on Sbtrkt’s Soundcloud page.

Emily Kokal Warpaint

HERE’S A NEW CAMEO-FILLED HAIM AND A$AP FERG VIDEO

The sibling trio just dropped a new video for the My Song 5 remix, featuring a guest verse from A$AP Mob rapper, A$AP Ferg. See how many other musicians you can spot in this 90s talkshow-style video (we noticed Grimes, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Grimes’ Claire Boucher).

The talkshow host is played by SNL’s Vanessa Bayer, who pretty hilariously made a mockery of Haim in this Above Average video last month.

WE’RE STREAMING THE NEW MERCHANDISE ALBUM RIGHT NOW

The once-punk four-piece from Tampa Bay’s DIY scene have reinvented themselves with a new slick, 80s synthy sound.

If, like our online music editor Tim Jonze, you’re keen on the new direction they’re taking – or are just curious to hear it – head here to give After the End a listen.

NEW AUDIO FOR KELE OKEREKE SINGLE, DOUBT

The Bloc Party frontman’s been moving in a dance-y direction for a little while now, and goes full-on minimal house on this new tune.

Doubt is the first single from Kele’s upcoming album, Trick, due out on October 13. Die-hard Bloc Party fans will probably hate this, but have a gander at it anyway and see what you think. 

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