Barack tells his bros where he shoved Cameron's USB stick
Yesterday it was revealed that David Cameron gave the other G8 leaders a USB stick of 10 tracks which he thought represented the best of British music. Unsurprisingly, it was a dull, lethargic list of pop-folk pash that, to be fair, is fairly representative of how sanitised the British music industry has become in recent years. No doubt the fact that nothing actually got sorted at that meeting of the G8 had something to do with the world's leaders being cowed into stasis by the beige mouth farts of Ben Howard and Tom Odell (oh shit, his daddy's probably going to phone us up now).
(As an aside, the fact that Cameron's list was so similar to the Mecury Prize nominations, surely proves how establishment and unnecessary that award ceremony has become. Started as an alternative to the mainstream, it's now more middle of the road than Lindsay Lohan after a heavy morning's drinking.)
Anyway, we thought we'd put together our own list of brilliant new British music that would have gone down a storm at the G8 conference. These 10 songs prove what rude health British music is in. If only Putin had them on his iPod.
Sampha - "Without"
Lapalux - “Without You”
Syron - "Here"