Playlists for every mood and this week’s music news

Feeling in a festive mood?

Check out Spotify’s Festive Playlists, our new Facebook app. Just choose an artist, select a playlist and come back every day to hear a new song. Just by subscribing you’re automatically in with a chance to win goodies like shiny new Spotify Gift Cards, signed merchandise and a lot more.

Indie label The Orchard has put together a special Christmas playlist for Spotify users featuring The Ravonettes, Bing Crosby, and even The Ying Yang Twins. Listen here.

To get in the spirit and celebrate the release of their new album This Is Christmas, Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler have combined their favourite Christmas songs for your listening pleasure here.

Additionally, for an alternative take on Christmas, PIAS have created a showcase of diversity in independent music at Christmas featuring the likes of Seasick Steve, Josh Ritter, and Drive By Truckers. Listen here.

Not ready for Christmas just yet?

Korn’s new album The Path of Totality features a host of new collaborations that reads like a who’s who of dubstep. To celebrate the release of the album we’ve got playlists for your delight from Jonathan Davis (Korn), Skrillex, Excision, Kill The Noise and Noisia, showcasing both rock and electronic arenas. Check them out here.

Also, don’t forget to check out Part 2 of Gorillaz exclusive anniversary radio show and then enter the competition a chance to win a special Gorillaz skinned Macbook Air!