Album of the week

Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

Although not on the same rack as 2008’s instant classic Only By The Night, the Followill family will indefinitely be serenading another summer holiday. If you’re doing the annual Vaalie coastal pilgrimage, cruising the beachfront or hosting a poorly-attended house jol, Mechanical Bull will be more than a welcome stuck record. And by that I mean you should have it on repeat – because your girlfriend will love it too.

MH recommends: Get yourself in the festive mood by adding Don’t Matter to your gym playlist, and Supersoaker seems designed to eat up the open road.

Get it for R100 on iTunes


On our radar


Buy, beg, borrow, or steal to get your hands on a copy of this 16-year-old New Zealander’s Pure Heroine album – it’s that good. Here’s a taste of her awesomeness…

Get Pure Heroine for R72 on iTunes


Muscle music

Ellie Goulding – Burn

Speed: 87 bpm

Best for: 4:30/km running, or a sub-30 5K

Get it for R8.99 on iTunes