St Etienne are back after what seems like an age, with a superbly poppy single. It’s up to their usually high standards and is a confident blend of hooks, slightly wry lyrics and general loveliness. You can download it for free on their website.
On the slightly more intense end of the musical spectrum is the mean, moody and magnificent Touch by Holy Other. Definitely fair to say this is an earworm of a record and will burrow its way into your memory banks.
To round off for now, the wonderfully titled L’Equipe du Son remix of Beach by 80s Stallone is the uplifting tonic you need when the temperature around is dropping so rapidly.