Tuesday Tunes: new music to download

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A new feature this, rounding up some of the new tunes you can download this week – focusing on the exclusive / special stuff, rather than bog-standard releases. And it’s a bumper day on iTunes, with a sack of songs worthy of your pennies, including the Kooks, McAlmont & Butler, The Sunshine Underground and Seth Lakeman.

Indie icons Bernard Butler and David McAlmont are back together with Speed, which is exactly what you’d expect – soaring vocals, screaming guitar, and lots of fringe shaking. Meanwhile, those pesky Kooks have released an EP, Live At The Astoria, notable mainly for 2,000 excitable gig-goers bellowing along throughout.

Psychedelic punk-funkers The Sunshine Underground are also on a live kick on iTunes, with a one-track single, Put You In Your Place, recorded live at the Amsterdam Paradiso. And last live exclusive of the day is folk artist Seth Lakeman’s Lady Of The Sea, which will remind you of why fiddles are A Good Thing.

Stay tuned for more music picks next Tuesday – and don’t worry non-iPod owners, we’ll be expanding out to other digital download services too, and even mobile operators.

Stuart Dredge
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