It's been an interesting week; the sort of week that makes you want to put all the best things into some kind of highlights reel. That, my friends, is called a 'witty segue'. Here's our five favourite tracks from the past week:



5. August Eve - 'Ghost'

It may be hard to believe, but L.A.-based August Eve is only 17 years old. Her voice, however, says otherwise: the fragile yet tortured aftertaste of her track 'Ghost' (an appropriate title for a very haunting song) illustrates a wise patience in the deliverance of her feelings.



4. Tirzah - 'Make It Up'

Another impressive slice of oddball pop from London's finest, Tirzah.



3. Shabazz Palaces - 'The Mystery of Lonnie The Døn'

It's beset with bristling thickets of percussion, cycles of ghostly synth, fragments of jagged laid-back bass, and whispering unnerving vocals that all culminate to give it a swampy, disembodied feel.


2. EVM128 - 'Treatment'

Thumping kicks punctuated with snare rolls, handclaps and shuffling tambourine/hi-hat sounds rollick along beneath flighty flute feels courtesy of jazz musician Olmo Cassibba and tracts of snappy electronic refrains for an atmosphere that is at once relaxing and energising all at the same time.



1. Kero Kero Bonito - 'Chicken'

Only London trio Kero Kero Bonito would make a song like this, cementing and maintaining their position as one of the most unique things to exist in the world of music right now. The song in question is called 'Chicken', which features their characteristic upbeat, synthetic bounce, complete with an unexpected but wholly welcome metal section (done, of course, with MIDI in mind), and the unique call-to-the-dancefloor that involves imagining the floor is shark infested: "If you don't move, the shark's gonna steal your shoes," sings Sarah, just before a sample of Snacker the Shark from Banjo-Kazooie (nice reference guys; N64 forever) punctuates the jollities.