Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Won’t enrich your life with poignant lyricism; will happily accompany a cold pint with friends on a warm summer’s eve.

Kodaline – Love like this

A banjo, a beat and a harmonica, pulled together with vocals that tremble and build.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t hold us

Tried and tested to be an excellent accompaniment to summer road trips.

Matt Corby – Resolution

Good if you like slow-builders, outrageously good vocals and a marching drumbeat.

Anna Kendrick – Cups (‘When I’m gone’)

Dare you not to be singing along by the second listen.

Fun. – Some nights

Sometimes, you just really need some good, upbeat pop to listen to. And Fun. seem consistently happy to keep filling that void.

The Civil Wars – The one that got away

The first single from the second album, out in August. The duo recorded the whole album without being on speaking terms, a state in which they remain. Tension. Palpable.

Editors – A ton of love

The first single from much-anticipated fourth album, four years in the making. Like a cross between Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers.

Alt-J – Something good

This is.

Mumford & Sons – Babel

After their majestic closing set at Glastonbury, the Mumford chaps have found their sophomore album (released in September) re-occupying the number 1 spot in the album charts (sorry Buble, sorry Rolling Stones). What better excuse to enjoy their album afresh under summer’s warming rays.

Written by Angeline Liles // Follow Angeline on  Twitter

Cambridge-dweller and bicycle-cycler, Angeline enjoys films, books and music. Having completed an internship with Christian Heritage, she’s endeavouring to apply the knowledge that Jesus’ gospel relates to all of life. When not on trains or at gigs, she happily stamps books at the university library.

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