The Week In British Music

From guitar-based rock to punk to glitchy dubstep, British music has a tendency to take the lead when it comes to music trends.

Still, it’s hard to care about every band that the British music press gets into a tizzy over—really, there are only so many hours in a day. There are, however, a few bands worth paying attention to. And two of them had great new songs come out this week.

The first is “Glitters Like Gold” from The Cribs, which this week celebrated the release of its very own interactive video, with super-90s pop-up technology. If you don’t know the band, you should; no less than The Smiths’ Johnny Marr was a member of the group for a few years, and they’re only kids. Lucky for you the band is also hitting the U.S. next week on tour.

Next up is “No Hope,” from the kinds of U.K. buzz bands, The Vaccines. The group is about to release its sophomore album, The Vaccines Come Of Age, and this lead single shows that not a whole lot has changed for the jangly sounding, shaggy-haired band. Still, it’s banger that deserves to be played loud and on repeat.

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