"I bought a house with you / We settled down WITH CATS"
1/ Arctic Monkeys – My Propeller
Arctic Monkeys have taken a leftfield approach to becoming an enormous British band that’s basically involved releasing a fairly weird third album and not promoting it at all. It all leads us to the undeniable truth that they are a damn good band, and My Propellor is admirably different to any of the songs that got them famous in the first place.
2/ Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues
Bands like Wild Beasts keep corduroy-wearing indie music fans from going insane as they try to endure the offensiveness of bands like Kings Of Leon ruling the airwaves. But really, they should forget it all by drowning in how great Hayden Thorpe’s voice is, teetering on the edge of Matt Bellamy and a husky female.
3/ Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
Just in case you haven’t noticed that they’re really massive now and are in one out of every three adverts on British TV, Florence & The Machine are releasing one of their early singles again. To be fair Dog Days Are Over is really good, so we’ll pop our cynicism back in its cage and have an ironic gay dance, shall we?
4/ Vitalic – Second Lives
This is the kind of video the whole world should have been making in celebration of the Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up. But they didn’t. And we’ve had to wait until Spring 2010 for anyone to muster up the balls to base a song’s visual accompaniment around what people do in the bog. A unisex bog, apparently. Where the hell do you find them in this day and age?
5/ Audio Bullys – Only Man
Squelch, punch, boom, burger, bacon, fizzy lager, dance, shag, FIGHT.