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The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook.

Lightning Dust

A side-project of Vancouver’s Black Mountain, Lightning Dust favours ’80s synth dramatics over the former’s hard rock style. The lead single from their third album Fantasy, Diamond could slot right into a playlist of songs from the Drive soundtrack.

Petite Noir

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Cape Town musician Yannick Ilunga is supporting Solange in New York next month and it’s easy to hear how his tropical pop music is a good foil for the Knowles sister on his newest track Noirse.


Moscow Metro

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This Limerick band only have two songs under their belt but it’s quality not quantity folks. Their baritone vocal-lead rock songs and should find favour with a nation already obsessed with The National.