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Live Session: Scams

Scams are a Leeds four piece specialising in angular guitar pop - Watch the band blast through live favourite It's War at the Buffalo Bar in Islington in their most recent show in the capital

Friday playlist: Best of 2012

This week we're rubbernecking back over 2012, picking our favourite songs of the year. Hear a stunning selection of tracks from The xx, Daphni, Julia Holter, Bat for Lashes, Omar Souleyman, Clinic, Azealia Banks and more. Much more!

Richard Hawley Playlist

The Sheffield troubadour is the cover star of our latest M Magazine - our playlist showcases his finest moments...

Live session: Grass House

Grass House combine Americana with darkly poetic lyrics and good old fashioned rock n’ roll swagger. Watch the London based quartet perform current single The Boredom Rose at the Almost Famous showcase.

Live session: Coves

John Rigard and Beck Wood make music that's one part C86 indie, two parts pop. They combine jangly guitars and boy-girl vocals to create the perfect mix for radio. Watch them perform Cast a Shadow at the 229 Club in London.

Friday Playlist: Songs about the weather

Today we're listening to our favourite weather-themed songs from the past 40 years, including tracks by Twin Shadow, Caribou, The Hollies, Grace Jones and Paul Weller.