Here in the UK it has been an absolutely scorching summer, meaning plenty of time spent lazing around in the sun. For that, music is the ideal accompaniment - and the perfect summer single is a goal for pretty much any artist. Over the month of July we picked out several highlights, including the amorous 'Harvey' by Her's, the philosophical pop of 'Doesn't Matter' by Christine & the Queens, and the blustering brilliance of 'Great No One' by The Beths. Of course, even at the height of summer problems that plague us year round are still rife, so we've got the likes of IDLES, The Twilight Sad and Blood Orange dealing with the more dour side.

Check out our July Tracks Of The Day playlist on Spotify here or below, and the complete playlist of our 2018 Tracks Of The Day (updated daily) can be found here on Spotify. Links to our original write-ups of each of these tracks is beneath.

The 405's July Track Of The Day posts:

Boy Pablo's sunny sound gets a little overcast on the delightful 'Sick Feeling'

Scott Xylo's sun-bleached and soulful Caribbean party song 'Ariya'

Vasser battles with emotional inconsistency on the woozy 'Blind Faith Talking'

Her's pen a sumptuous ode of quirky and quivering appreciation to 'Harvey'

Christine and the Queens' crisis song 'Doesn't Matter' from new album

Grand Pax invites you into her dreamy 'Phase'

The Twilight Sad face their unrecognisable reflection in the cathartic 'I/M NOT HERE [missing face]'

John Grant's vibrant and comforting new single will prove to you that 'Love Is Magic'

Korean rapper Jessi's vibrant, sun-soaked summer bop, 'Down'

TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS returns with a wallop on 'Don't You Forget About Me'

Gently Tender examine the joy of simplicity in '2 Chords Good'

The Beths give apathy a pop-punk kick in the ass on 'Great No One'

Amnesia Scanner mangle R&B and techno into the beguiling 'AS A.W.O.L.', from their debut album

Swamp Dogg mines gold with a contemporary cut of an old classic, 'Answer Me, My Love'

Sauna Youth unleash the thorny and thrilling 'Percentages', from new album

Fucked Up re-state their grandiose hardcore ambitions on 'Raise Your Voice Joyce' and new album announcement

Devon Welsh travels through liminal spaces on 'By The Daylight'

Mothers suck us into their wormhole with the motorik 'Pink', from new album

IDLES tear open notions of masculinity on the thunderous 'Samaritans'

Blood Orange continues to explore black identity on 'Charcoal Baby' and 'Jewelry'

Phosphorescent finds love at the bottom of a beer bottle in 'New Birth In New England', from upcoming album

Tim Hecker returns with the stately and robust 'This Life', from new album