Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of New Music Friday. At the end of an insane week that has seen everyone lose their shit over the long-awaited return of My Bloody Valentine, Beyoncé's performance at the Super Bowl, and the reunion of Fall Out Boy (within the space of about 38 hours or so), I'm sure that the last thing anyone in the music world needs is someone telling them to get excited over anything, but the tracks that I've picked out for inclusion in this edition are all ones you should be getting yourself in a tizzy over.

One particular track this week has been on repeat since I first heard it. If you're looking to kick off your weekend in style, then I'm sure there'll be at least one song here that'll do the trick. Oh, and since the horse meat scandal just won't die, I'd like to reiterate that all this meaty material is 100% beef. Let's get to it, then.

Track of the Week: Rae Morris - 'From Above'

What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, I caught Rae Morris at a showcase for Communion Records. It was clear that the now-20-year-old Blackpool native was just starting to settle into the spotlight, but even though she was quite shy on stage, she let her wonderful piano playing and singing voice do the talking. I said she had potential, but I wasn't expecting anything quite like this. Even without the boost that having older song 'Don't Go' featured on the series finale of Skins last year gave her profile, 2013 looks set to be hers for the taking. Debut EP From Above is due on March 25th via Atlantic Records, and its title track strikes a delicate balance between fragile beauty and blossoming confidence, at once wistful and triumphant-sounding. Its stripped-back feel lends it a stunning intimacy, and its chorus packs a punch. This is only the beginning for Morris, but trust me: she's only just warming up.

Casimir - 'Like Whistles'

From Blackpool, we go next to Bristol, and the newest offering from hotly-tipped quartet Casimir. It's taken from the forthcoming Not Mathematics EP, due on March 4th through Fear of Fiction. Taking influence from the post-punk revival of the mid-Noughties, as well as plenty of other things, the song's infectious riff fades and reappears throughout, as it moves through various verse-and-chorus sections with the flair of a band who know exactly what they're doing at all times, all leading up to its anthemic finale, a mile away from where it started. Building on the promise of the previously-released 'Balancing Act', 'Like Whistles' is a striking track that deserves to put its creators on the map. Full of unexpected twists, it's a refreshing listen throughout.

Apollo Gets the Girl - 'Kitten'

Also due on March 4th is the debut single from a Scottish band. This is the part where you just skip to the below stream and listen anyway - if you have a weakness for Scottish musical talent that's as big as mine, at least - but for those of you who are sticking around to read what I have to say about it, good job. 'Kitten' is an eye-opening synth-pop tune from the brilliantly-named Apollo Gets the Girl. They're from Glasgow, and this first taste of material from a band who are surely in for a big year features a stuttering hook that'll get lodged in your head on first listen, as well as huge, reverb-soaked drums and an impressively noisy finale. What's not to like?

This week also features songs from Soft Bullets, Heavy Hawaii, Sports Bar, Treasure Season, Julia Vero, Darlings, Dick Diver, FLOTE, Railbird, B. Lewis, Stoic Violence and Home and Water.