"I cannot stress enough that the answer to life's questions is often in people's faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people's faces. People's faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous or asleep." - Amy Poehler

These are our five favourite songs of the week:


5. Bonobo - 'Return To Air'

"This was the last track I made before leaving New York and packing my studio into storage. In a way, it's the last page of that chapter before I settle again and start the next album."



4. Young Ejecta - 'Your Planet'

This track combines electropop and muted, hypnotic dance to provide a sort of diluted euphoria served through a panoramic view of plaintive love. - Russell Thomas



3. Sekuoia - 'Waves'

The psychedelia shines through with its sharp and glittering spear of a melody towards the end, and is kept in time with the slow march of a decidedly real-sounding beat, with the bassline providing ample groove as vocals spring out in delayed mists of gloopy colour. - Russell Thomas



2. Alex G - 'Soaker'

Here's a wonderfully lo-fi acoustic guitar ditty from Alex G. It's called 'Soaker' and it's drenched (what? I couldn't say "soaked") with lovelorn soul, doing this very simply and effectively with just three chords and a handful of refraining lyrics that liken Alex G's unrequited love to merely soaking through someone, his desire for somebody rebutted and his hopes dashed as he sings innocently, "All I wanna do is get a little bit closer to you." Quite something, even though – and probably because – it's only a fleeting moment in time. - Russell Thomas



1. Hannah Diamond - 'Every Night'

One of the more legible components of renegade netlabel PC Music is Hannah Diamond, musicmaker (or singer at least) and Co-Creative Director for Logo Magazine.

Her new track 'Every Night' is a whirlpool of pink and turquoise; it will suck you in if you let it. If you don't have an open mind, no doubt you'll hate this. If you do, you'll be sucker-punched by it, blighted with Hed Kandi-esque sounds, streamers of sharp synth and bass all locked in a Polly Pocket of early '00s pop, a touch of soft trance, and Hannah's voice itself creeping into your mind and singing with cute intensity, and some wordplay, things like, "I see you look at me and I know that you think you like what you see, I want you to".

Production-wise, this is basically flawless. Otherwise, it's up to you. It's all about perception; like I said: Fight it, and you'll hate it – open up to it, and it's a real treat. We can all speak of irony as much as we like but when the origins and intentions of a song are as mystifying as they are here, isn't it better to err on the side of being unbiased? - Russell Thomas