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Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing have long been one of the UK’s most eclec­tic (and un­der­rated) indie bands, and new al­bum Fever Dream is suit­ably full of off-kil­ter cool. Mix­ing synth hooks, pop cho­ruses, fran­tic guitars – and is that a house beat? – it’s com­plex but down­right catchy stuff. In­tel­li­gent indie that wants to get us danc­ing? We’re on board. Out Fri­day

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We love an un­der-the-radar shoe brand; es­pe­cially one that whis­pers luxury, is full of per­son­al­ity, yet fits seam­lessly with any out­fit. That’s why we adore Ju­lia Mays, whose clas­sic courts, flats and kit­ten heels come in gor­geous colour-pop shades and are hand-crafted in Italy ( ju­lia­ One Tele­graph sub­scriber can win £750 to spend. See tele­ sub­scriber

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He’s been de­scribed as ‘the Chekhov of our time’, so ex­pec­ta­tions for Akhil Sharma’s new col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, A Life of Ad­ven­ture and De­light, were high in­deed. And he doesn’t dis­ap­point, with eight beau­ti­fully sleek, min­i­mally writ­ten but emo­tion­ally shat­ter­ing tales – deal­ing with the para­doxes, ironies and har­monies of mod­ern life. A must.

Out Thurs­day When the World’s Best Bar (of­fi­cial) holds a pop-up at one of Lon­don’s Best Ho­tels, the drinks are hardly go­ing to be sec­ond-rate. That’s why you need to drop what­ever you’re do­ing and head to Clar­idge’s, where award-win­ning NYC cock­tail den Dead Rab­bit is tak­ing over for one week only. Warn­ing: sig­na­ture drink Psy­cho Killer – in­volv­ing whisky, Cam­pari and, er, ab­sinthe – may well live up to its name… 15-22 Aug

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