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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear

By and Lewis Corner
Listen to our ten favourite new songs below, including Aiden Grimshaw, Cheryl Cole, Hot Chip and Lana Del Rey.

Aiden Grimshaw: 'Is This Love' (out June 3)
By now we are all aware that the success of X Factor runner-ups generally eclipses that of the winning act. Keeping the trend alive, Aiden Grimshaw has channeled his tense performance style into a moody dub-ballad that lies somewhere between Chase & Status and Hurts. LC



Cheryl Cole: 'Call My Name' (out June 18)
With Calvin Harris currently dominating the airwaves, we'll admit we were concerned that Cheryl's new track - produced by the DJ - would fail to match the heights of, say, Rihanna's 'We Found Love'. Fortunately, 'Call My Name' not only sounds completely different, it's subtle hooks furrow deeper with every listen. RC



Rudimental ft. John Newman: 'Feel The Love' (out May 28)
Say hello to Rudimental; a Hackney-based quartet of musicians and DJs whose latest track is quickly gathering steam on radio as well as online. There's a lot going on in 'Feel The Love', but they somehow make the blend of grime, dubstep, garage, soul and even a trumpet section seem effortless. RC



Lana Del Rey: 'Carmen' (out now)
It's been a few weeks since Lana Del Rey caused a bit of controversy, so what better way to set tongues wagging than to release the most marmite song on your current album? RC



Hot Chip: 'Night and Day' (out June 4)
'Night and Day' is the first single from Hot Chip's new album In Our Heads, and its creeping bassline and a spooky organ would serve as the perfect soundtrack for a hipster toting ghost train. In short: it's pretty darn good. LC



Sneakbo: 'Sing For Tomorrow' (out June 4)
Songs about an artist's struggle from rags to riches are a dime a dozen, but a good one can make a career. Enter Sneakbo and guest vocalist L Marshall, who provide an epic hip-hop ballad laden with heavy beats, inspirational raps and a choir section or two. LC



Carrie Underwood: 'Good Girl' (out now in the US, May 7 in the UK)
The country star has finally announced her first ever headline show in the UK and will be performing hits from her new album Blown Away. Lead single 'Good Girl' hears the American Idol alumnus embrace a harder and rockier country sound, which we're sure has more than enough power to fill the grand confines of London's Royal Albert Hall come June. LC



Flo Rida: 'Whistle' (out now)
Despite our best attempts, we can't resist Flo Rida's output over the past year. His latest chart botherer may be a rare slower (and feature-less) moment from the rapper, but it's packed with the usual smutty lyrics and annoyingly addictive hooks. RC



Zinc: 'Goin In' (out June 4)
Zinc is signed to Rinse FM so it's only natural that his latest track continues the roster's penchant for a fuzzy electronic anthem. Big beats, scuzzy reverb and cameos from labelmates Rosko and Katy B make the video worth a spin or two. LC



DJ Adam ft. Master Shortie: 'We Came To Party' (out May 14)
Those not familiar with DJ Adam will no doubt recognise many of the songs he's been involved with in a career that spans over ten years, which has seen him work with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Akon, So Solid Crew and Artful Dodger. His latest single 'We Came To Party' is a sweaty, high wired club anthem built for this summer's dancefloors. RC



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