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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -


Love Lock­down (Live on Triple J) Kanye West and Phar­rell have con­firmed a joint ap­pear­ance at Mar­lay Park this sum­mer. If you aren’t al­ready agog with ex­cite­ment, this cover of the for­mer’s 808s & Heart­break stand­out mo­ment, by Glass An­i­mals, should be enough to whet your ap­petite. The Ox­ford in­die rock­ers’ take on Love Lock­down is sparkling, orig­i­nal and sur­pris­ingly soul­ful.


Par­lophone On this turgid new video from Chris Martin & co’s forth­com­ing sixth al­bum, Ghost Sto­ries, the soon-to-be-for­mer Mr Gwyneth Pal­trow plays a ma­gi­cian’s as­sis­tant, tied to a spin­ning wheel while his boss throws knives at him. Sadly, none of these con­nect with his jugu­lar, and the song blath­ers on for some four and a half dis­mal min­utes.

BEACH SLANG Filthy Luck Dead Broke

Beach Slang are Penn­syl­va­nia-based punk rock­ers whose moniker, pre­sum­ably, was con­cocted with help from a ran­dom Pitchfork band name gen­er­a­tor. This track from their de­but EP, Who Would Ever Want Any­thing So Bro­ken?, could not be more in­fused with the spirit of the 1990s if were wear­ing a plaid shirt, clutch­ing a Ta­m­agotchi and per­form­ing the Carl­ton Dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

LANA DEL REY Meet Me in the Pale Moon­light In­ter­scope

“I’m the sweet­est girl in town,” purrs Del Rey on this dis­coin­flu­enced track, pos­si­bly to ap­pear on her forth­com­ing Ul­travi­o­lence al­bum. “Why are you so mean to me?” Well, Lana, it may be be­cause you say things just like that.


At­lantic This col­umn has never been a fan of Ed Sheeran’s mu­sic (which is putting it mildly), but his kind­ness in singing down the tele­phone to a dy­ing Dublin teenager con­vinced me to give the guy’s mu­sic an­other shot. And you know what? This new song isn’t all that bad. In fact, you could al­most say he’s the gin­ger Justin Tim­ber­lake. “Al­most” be­ing the op­er­a­tive word.

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