Review: These Liverpudlian beat mavens have always - like many great bands - been a mass of contradictions. Perpetually youthful yet with a sound forever entrenched in the heady haze of the late '60s, they've now set themselves up as something of an institution for a mindset based on worn copies of 'Forever Changes' and 'Five Leaves Left, Yet 'Distance Inbetween' - their first for five years - is proof positive that their charm, for all its familiarity, is unlikely to wear off soon. A bold and colourful display of world-class songwriting and heavy-lidded cool from perennial psychedelic peacocks.
Review: House Music With Love turn once again to Swedish duo Swim for a record soaked in a particularly soothing bath of Balearic goodness. Original track "Be There" is certainly laced with an air of Scandinavian cool, not least thanks to Erika Rosen's dreamy vocals, but there's a solid boogie undercarriage carrying the music along. Halllo Halo step up with a remix that makes a playful, intricate broken beat refrain out of the backing track while maintaining the vocals. Ghost Immanuel meanwhile whips up a spacious dub that stays close to the original, albeit in instrumental form.