This week’s longlist of #NewMusicFriday single and album releases appears at the bottom of the page, but first, a few highlights…
Bristol rock band Idles return this week with their third album, titled Ultra Mono. The record has all the makings to be the, well, making of them; a collection of relentless and razor-sharp songs that, whether intended or not, will serve many as a soundtrack of these unusual times.
If you're leaning more towards the need for joyous escapsim, look no further than Kylie Minogue's new single Magic. At this point, Kylie's reliability to deliver a disco-pop bop is one of the fews things offering reassurance that things won't be so strange soon.
On the other hand, if you're ready to stare reality square in the face (and maybe shout at it a bit) the new Royal Blood single Trouble's Coming is for you.
This week's suprise comeback is Zayn, who has 'pulled a Katy Perry' as it shall now be known and released new music the same time as becoming a parent (congrats Zayn!). Better is, well, a lot better than most of his second album.
Roisin Murphy has accidentally found herself bang-on-trend with her new album, the brilliantly-titled Roisin Machine. It's disco, but less Donna Summer and more Paradise Garage.
Surprise! 5SOS's Ashton Irwin has released the first taster of his debut solo album Superbloom, called Skinny Skinny. It's a surprisingly stripped-back affair, with a hefty nod to late '90s grunge.