“ The Sound ”
Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
Coldplay return from yet another summer of spectacular festival headline spots - even if they only had one extra addition to their catalogue - with their latest Mylo Xyloto cut 'Paradise'. With its stadium-shaking beats and chant-along chorus, fans will most likely have to wait until next summer before experiencing this al fresco; though we wouldn't be surprised if a certain father-to-be rapper doesn't get his mitts on it first. RC
Lana Del Ray: 'Blue Jeans'
The B-side to her stunning new single 'Video Games' (featured on our playlist back in May), 'Blue Jeans' is another hauntingly epic offering delivered in her sultry tones that continues to live up to her self-imposed "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" tag. While both songs finally see a release on October 16, we'll admit to being more than ready for her debut LP. RC
Rizzle Kicks: 'When I Was A Youngster'
We were concerned when up 'n' comers Jordan Stevens and Harvey Alexander-Sule a.k.a Rizzle Kicks teamed up on Olly Murs's latest track 'Heart Skips A Beat'. Thankfully, the Brighton duo retain their effortlessly cool street cred on their latest track, which sees them reminiscing about their wide-eyed youth over an infectious, ska-flecked melody of bright horns and strumming acoustics. RC
Yogi ft. Ayah: 'Follow You'
Ministry of Sound knob-twiddler Yogi has been a busy man of late; perfecting his craft with the likes of Plan B, Professor Green, Calvin Harris and Wretch 32 (producing the latter's breakthrough hit 'Traktor'). His debut solo effort 'Follow U', which features singer Ayah, is a chunky slice of dub with a squelchy bassline and worryingly addictive hook to match. Those in need of a more club-friendly version will be spoilt for choice when the track and its remixes are released on September 26. RC
Professor Green ft Emeli Sande: 'Read All About It'
The first single proper from Prof Green's second studio album At Your Inconvenience, 'Read All About It' sees the London-born rapper team up with breakthrough soul singer Emeli Sande. The song is a stirring hip-hop ballad comprising of R&B beats, skyscraper strings and a suitably anthemic chorus. The track is officially available to download on October 25. LC
12 years into their music career and electro-pop pioneers Ladytron remain just as forward-thinking with the release of their fifth studio album Gravity the Seducer this week. 'Mirage' is the latest cut from the LP, which melds wistful flutes to their trademark chilled electronica sound. LC
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 'AKA... What A Life!'
Originally mooted as the perfect acid house track for Madonna, Noel G has since decided to put it out under his latest project. Inspired by the Hacienda, where Noel insists he "practically lived" for three years, the song is a smooth mix of pounding beats, wobbly guitars and an old-school ravey middle eight section. It's available to download now. LC
Justice: 'Audio Video Disco'
Ahead of their second studio album Audio, Video, Disco on October 25, French production duo Justice will release the record's title track on September 19. Centred around the title's three words - delivered in a hypnotic, electronic-tinged tone - the song is a multi-layered ensemble of disco beats, laid-back guitar and funky keyboard riffs. LC
Murray James: 'Protect Me'
Gearing up for the release of his debut EP on October 9, Murray James showcases what fans of his raspy blues vocal and funky guitar solos can expect on debut single 'Protect Me'. Calling on Vaccines producer Dan Grech, expect big things from James's forthcoming self-penned EP, which includes two further songs 'Run For Cover' and 'Blue Today'. LC
SebastiAn ft. M.I.A: 'C.T.F.O'
Following the release of his debut album proper Total in May this year, French disc jockey SebastiAn returns with another offering of rubbery, avant-garde electro in the form of 'C.T.F.O'. Its serrated synths and industrial-strength bassline also prove the perfect match for the upfront rapping style of M.I.A. Listen to the track, which officially releases on September 19, below: RC
Which are your favourite songs on this week's playlist? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to? Leave your comments in the box below: