Breaking tracks: Skream, Cher, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and more


Skream feat Sam Frank: Rollercoaster (Jimmy Edgar remix) (Rinse)

This filtered r’n’b with falsetto vocals proves a seductively offbeat thrill ride – and another cool diversion from dubstep pioneer Skream.

Cher: Woman’s World (WEA)

The seemingly ageless diva succumbs to a mid-’90s handbag house timewarp for this comeback stomper. Check the video, where she appears to be wearing a frightwig crafted from recycled issues of Metro.

Natasha Khan and Jon Hopkins: Garden’s Heart (Parlophone)
A devastatingly beautiful collaboration from the Bat For Lashes enchantress and electronic maverick blossom. It’s taken from the soundtrack to new film How I Live Now, and the combination just blooms.

Royal Blood: Out Of The Black (Black Mammoth)
Brighton duo deliver a ruggedly heavy garage rock swagger that’s way more US West Coast than South Coast Blighty.

Wolf Alice: Blush (Chess Club)
Mesmerising indie-folk reverie from this London quartet, revealing sharp hooks beneath a fragile…

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