M83 and Ringo Starr album commentaries and this week’s music news

M83

This week M83 have teamed up with Spotify to present an exclusive album commentary on the 2011 double album ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’. Check out the man himself Anthony Gonzalez explain his influences for his 6th album and what it was like to make it in his new home of Los Angeles.

Ringo Starr has also released an exciting track-by-track commentary for his latest album ‘Ringo 2012’. Listen to him explain his inspirations for each track.

Ringo Starr

Newcomers Django Django are also offering one lucky user the chance to win 1 year of Spotify Premium. Listen and subscribe to their competition playlist to be entered into the draw. Also, don’t forget to check out the band’s exclusive playlists here.

This week we also have a new pre-release sampler from Beth Jeans Houghton. When asked what people can expect from her debut album ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, Houghton utters one word: “Thunder”.

To celebrate the pre-release of their new album ‘Be Strong’, The 2 Bears have put together a special playlist.

Don’t forget to check out pre-releases from Sinead O’Connor and Moguai’s new album Mpire that features an exclusive track just for Spotify users.