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Infectious post-punk, eccentric folk, luminous French house and more music this week

Michael Kiwanuka feat. Tom Misch: Money British artists Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch connect on an infectious track that’s heavily influenced by disco and funk. “I think I want everything,” Kiwanuka calls out at the track’s start. The tune is fun at heart, but as the breakdown begins, Kiwanuka chimes again, this time noting, “I’m spending without being ashamed / spending ’cause I’m all alone.” …

Spoon: No Bullets Spent

Spoon’s first new music since 2017’s Hot Thoughts, “No Bullets Spent” is an infectious pop-influenced post-punk tune that’s inimitably of the Austin band. With snappy, spry percussion, crisp riffs and frontman Britt Daniel’s vocals, the song will appear on the band’s best-of album, Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon (out 26 July) and will surely make an appearance during their US tour this summer.


Vale William Onyeabor, Spoon's return, a dystopian tune from Gorillaz and more in our week in music

Gorillaz feat. Benjamin Clementine: Hallelujah Money Returning after six years, Gorillaz have chosen an apt moment to release their powerful, politically charged, bleakly apocalyptic track “Hallelujah Money.” Dropping on the eve of the US inauguration, the song features vocals and spoken word by the inimitable British poet and musician Benjamin Clementine (along with Damon Albarn, of course) and hauntingly grim lyrics: “How will we know …