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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
With a number of British acts dominating the US airwaves over the past few years, The Saturdays have decided it's their time to have a crack at the notoriously difficult music market. Their American debut is a catchy club anthem featuring a guest rap from Sean Paul, and will serve as the title music for their new US reality series Chasing The Saturdays.
Hurts: 'The Road' (N/A)
Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson will return in 2013 with their second studio album Exile. The first cut to be previewed from the new set features their familiar gothic-pop harmonies and epic choruses, with added dubstep tinges.
Dido ft. Kendrick Lamar: 'Let Us Move On' (N/A)
After a five-year hiatus, British songbird Dido has returned. The star has teamed up with hip-hop's brightest new star Kendrick Lamar for a melancholy ballad, flecked with crashing beats and wistful organs.
BenZel: 'Fallin' Love' (free download)
Not many 15- and 16-year-olds can say they've produced a track with Jessie Ware. However, duo BenZel did just that earlier this year, and have now followed the cut with another electronic serenade that shows off their undeniable talent once again.
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear: 'Cut Me Some Slack' (N/A)
The foursome recently debuted their new track at the Sandy concert in New York City, with McCartney admitting he didn't realise that he was a part of "a Nirvana reunion" at first. 'Cut Me Some Slack' will now feature in Grohl's new film documentary Sound City: Real to Real.
Jessie Ware: 'Sweet Talk' (out now)
It's been an unforgettable year for Jessie Ware. After reaching the Top 5 with her first album Devotion, the star was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. 'Sweet Talk' is the latest cut to be lifted from her debut set and is another soul-pop number led by her soothing tones.
Fake Club: 'Do What You Gotta Do'
As lad-rock starts to climb the charts once again, the girls are making sure they're a part of the action too. Fake Club slam together grungy guitars with attitude-fuelled sing-speak verses to bring some much-needed glam to the genre.
Bastille: 'No Angels' (free download)
Before releasing their debut album Bad Blood on March 4, Bastille have managed to put together a second part to their popular Other People's Heartbreak mixtape. On 'No Angels', the Dan Smith-fronted band have mashed up the instrumental from The xx's 'Angels' with the lyrics from TLC classic 'No Scrubs'. The result is nothing short of amazing.
Calvin Harris ft. Tinie Tempah: 'Drinking From The Bottle' (released January 28)
The Scottish DJ has described his latest album 18 Months as a compilation collection due to the number of hit singles it has on it. Making sure the run continues, Calvin has teamed up with Tinie Tempah for his latest jump-around dance anthem, which is sure to be played continuously over the party season.
Biffy Clyro: 'Black Chandelier' (released January 14)
The long-awaited double album Opposites from Biffy Clyro will finally land on shelves next month. The collection's latest single tells us that we're in for strumming guitars, Simon Neil's raspy tones and chant-along choruses ready for the summer festivals.
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