Incidentally, what do you think of our new The Music That Made... series? We've had no comments about it yet, which suggests a certain coolness. To which we say stuff you, because this week apart from one day it's nothing but The Music That Made...s. Find out the hotly tipped new band whose singer kicks back with some Tuvan folk, the singer-songwriter who yearns for 2 Unlimited and the maker of one of our favourite debut albums of the STN era's Dire Straits upbringing.
Recommended reading for the week is Pagan Wanderer Lu's new blog, including: what to talk about at the hairdressers, the vitaminic properties of sunshine and officially choreographed Animal Collective dance moves. His new album Fight My Battles For Me is out in March and is currently available to preorder from his special shop. When we gather together the money and ensure Brainlove aren't going to email us it all an hour after we put in the pre-order, we'll be in the mailout queue.