On Howling Bells, Metronomy, more…

Short, sharp, to the point. Sometimes that’s what we need in the Clash singles column. And this week’s guest reviewer, Tim Booth of Manchester indie heroes James, has certainly obliged.

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James, ‘Moving On’, from the newly released album ‘La Petite Mort’

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Lone – ‘Aurora Northern Quarter’

“Meandering jazzy lounge music for those days that never quite come into focus.”

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Howling Bells – ‘Your Love’

“Love the wall of sound, interesting beat and naive chorus. More of this please, but long term I'm going to need some variation.”

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Metronomy – ‘Reservoir’

“Playful and original, but slightly too chirpy for my hungover state.”

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Roll The Dice – ‘Assembly’

“Good horror theme music. Maybe goths might like it to chill out to.”

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Last Lynx – ‘Curtains’

“Not too much substance intelligently fleshed out with production, but nothing quite grabs me.”

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Tinie Tempah – ‘5 Minutes’

“I sure wish they'd invite me to that party in the video.”

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Photo: Roger Sargent

The new James album, ‘La Petite Mort’, is out now. Find the band online here

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