, Links of note: Solange on SNL, Thin Lizzy Twitter bot, The xx tease music on Spotify, DJ Shadow on his legacy

Sterogum’s 40 best new bands of 2016.


The xx have been sharing short snippets of tracks on Spotify in the past week. The first one is gone but there’s another on Young Turks now.


With the news of Fight Like Apes’ disbanding, Una Mullally looks back at the times she had with the band.


The seven-year stand off between GEMA and Youtube is over. Germans will finally be able to watch music videos in their own country on the platform.


DJ Shadow talks to The Quietus about the weight of Endtroducing’s legacy on his career


Boiler Room Weekender shut down by police


Solange was on Saturday Night Live over the weekend where she performed ‘Cranes In The Sky’ and ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’. Proxy needed for NBC version.


Space Dimension Controller is the latest DJ to participate in The Guardian’s Harangue The DJ series.


Mano Le Tough debuted on the Essential Mix a week back. Here’s his mix.


Twitter bots of note?

Lyrics from Thin Lizzy’s ‘Boys Are Back In Town’ tweeted regularly.

Once In A Lifetime Bot – the lyrics of Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’ reimagined.