Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment…
Do Not Disturb (Atlantic)
Easily Mahalia’s strongest single yet, this inventive R&B jam underlines the notion that the BRIT-nominated Leicester singer is well on her way to the stars.
Contact Rachel Campbell
Livin’ A Lie (Jagjaguwar)
Rock‘n’roll history buffs Foxygen have lived every muso cliché going, and new LP Seeing Other People (April 26) is an electric document of their coming of age.
Contact Caroline Beashel
Luke (Practise Music)
Dreamy indie gang Woman’s Hour split up after recording new album Ephyra (out this week) and this glossy but sad number is one of its highlights.
Contact Sinead Mills
The Amazons are fresh from a tour of tiny UK venues, but Mother’s riffing is far from diminutive. Perfect for a bigger stage at Reading & Leeds this summer.
Contact Livy Coare
DOUBLE S (FEAT. SKEPTA)
Certy (We Are Defigo/A4ward)
The two Tottenham MCs hook up here on a cold, catchy new one. Skepta’s flow is fast and grimy, which means good news for long-time followers.
Contact Alice French
Handmade Heaven (Atlantic)
Just imagine a three-year hiatus from the music industry. Well, Marina’s had one, and returns sounding fresh, singing about bluebirds and flying. Heaven indeed.
Contact Josh Moss
THE INTERGALACTIC REPUBLIC OF KONGO
I Don’t Need (Wolf Tone)
Brilliant, psychedelic madness from the London collective. The kind of thing you might hear blaring as the sun rises after the end of the last party on earth.
Contact Ash Collins