Bill Ryder-Jones writes your theme song and this week’s music news.

If…

With his new orchestral album If… Bill Ryder-Jones produced a soundtrack of Italo Calvino’s novel ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller’ and now he’d like to write a soundtrack for one of you.

Bill himself will pick the winner and the resulting track will be yours to keep and also uploaded onto Spotify so you can listen to it wherever you are.

Competition details are here!

2011 concluded an incredible year for Josh T. Pearson by receiving Rough Trade’s coveted ‘Album of the Year’ title for the deeply affecting Last Of The Country Gentlemen. To commemorate this massive achievement Josh’s put together a special playlist for Spotify. Listen here.

The Little Willies (featuring Norah Jones on vocals and piano), have just released their second album of covers: ‘For the Good Times’. To see where their inspiration came from, and to check out their new album, listen here.

Also don’t forget to check out these exclusive pre-releases from First Aid Kit, Tribes, World Routes and Enter Shikari.