Eoin But­ler’s guide to down­loads, sin­gles and free au­diostreams

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EMINEM ft NATE RUESS Head­lights In­ter­scope ★★★ “Look­ing back, I went in head­first/Never think­ing about who what I said hurt...” Re­leased to co­in­cide with Moth­ers’ Day in the US last weekend, this Spike Leedi­rected mu­sic video is – of all things – an apol­ogy to Eminem’s (still es­tranged) mother for the ex­co­ri­at­ing crit­i­cism she re­ceived in the lyrics of some of the rap­per’s ear­li­est hits, in­clud­ing My Name Is and Clean­ing Out My Closet. What with Roy Keane’s de­tente with the FAI, and Damon Al­barn re­veal­ing that he and Noel Gal­lagher are now best buds, all we need is for Mor­ris­sey to do a Burger King commercial and the pop cul­ture cir­cle of life will be com­plete. HAP­PY­NESS Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same Weird Smil­ing ★★★ Hap­py­ness are a trio of south Lon­don slack­ers whose de­but al­bum Weird Lit­tle Birth­day is due out later this year. Think Pave­ment, but with less ob­tuse song ti­tles.

SIA Chan­de­lier RCA ★★★★ Bey­oncé and Ri­hanna col­lab­o­ra­tor Sia Furler re­leases her sixth solo al­bum 1,000 Forms of Fear next month. The lead sin­gle is ti­tled Chan­de­lier, a word the Aus­tralian singer seems com­i­cally in­ca­pable of pro­nounc­ing cor­rectly. (Se­ri­ously, what is she try­ing to say here? Shindig? Shinty? Schindler?) For­tu­nately, the song it­self, as well as the rather mes­meris­ing video re­leased to pro­mote it, star­ring 11-year-old re­al­ity TV star Mad­die Ziegler, are both rather ex­cel­lent. THE DEAD HEAVYS Up­tight ★★★ This new video from Water­ford rock­ers The Dead Heavys is about a lo­cal elec­tion can­di­date – the un­for­tu­nately named Peadar Foyle, who lets his hair down at night by snort­ing co­caine, lick­ing a pub win­dow and fondling a stranger’s bot­tom – re­ceiv­ing a Solange Knowles-style beat­down for his trou­bles.

Alas, the band’s sched­uled elec­tion-night blowout at Whelan’s in Dublin has been can­celled. The rigours of the cam­paign trail, no doubt. youtube.com

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