Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
Shockwave (Warner Bros)
Presumably, Liam Gallagher intends to ’ave it this summer, and this cocksure, glam-flavoured new single is a suitably brash statement of intent. New album Why Me? Why Not is coming soon.
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Hey, Ma (Jagjaguwar)
Justin Vernon made a splash with 2016’s 22 A Million, and this is one of two tracks that signal his reemergence. It’s a pleasant wash of synth, sax and vocals.
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Never Really Over (Virgin EMI)
Katy Perry is back with big drops, staccato verses and a big dose of cloud-bursting pop. It ain’t over by any stretch.
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SKEPTA (FEAT. J HUS)
What Do You Mean? (Boy Better Know)
Low key strings and smooth flows combine on this new album cut, which boasts some imperious verses from a suitably stoic Hus.
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Aute Cuture (Columbia)
Having dominated global charts already this year, the flamenco star looks set to do it again with some sharp vocals and hypnotic, augmented brass.
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Sunday Morning Cereal (Chess Club)
Video game synths and crunchy clicks drive this sun-blessed debut from the precocious Bedfordshire songwriter. The titular EP is out on June 21.
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Shoulderblades (Rough Trade)
Nearly four years after their debut, the Dublin crew return with epic noise, beastly riffs and no little shouting. This is beautifully unsettling listening.
Contact Jamie Woolgar