...And now for something completely different. New Music Friday as you know it is dead - long live what we've nicknamed the Ronseal Column. You know, because it does exactly what it says on the tin. Dodgy nicknames aside, this is the new vehicle we're using to transport our favourite songs of the week to you, dear reader. You may have seen some of these on the site during the week; if you have, good - this is our way of saying, "Look, you really need to spend some more time with these, and here's why."

If you haven't, then boy, are you in for a treat! Our first Songs of the Week feature shines the spotlight on what we reckon are the 5 new tracks you need in your life. We've compiled a mini-dossier on all the acts we've chosen this week, so if you're looking for information or a visual presence, we've got you covered on both counts. Some of our writers have chipped in with their thoughts on a selection of this week's material, too - we could let the music speak for itself, but where's the fun in that?

  • Artist: Circa Waves
  • Track Name: 'Get Away'
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Gareth O'Malley

I'm quite early with this one: the debut single by spirited Liverpudlians Circa Waves should be kept close at hand in the coming months, as it makes for an ideal winter warmer, introducing the world to a band to whom hooks mean everything. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals - each is given its moment in the spotlight as the track tears through 3-and-a-half smile-inducin minutes. 'Get Away' is released on 7" vinyl and download via Transgressive/Kissability on December 2nd.

  • Artist: The Bright Ones
  • Track Name: Your Words Don't Bother Me But the Killing Hurts
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Gareth O'Malley
  • If the delightfully old-fashioned video doesn't do it for you, I'm sure the music will. This East Sussex quartet have the dress sense of an early 90s Manic Street Preachers, a frontman who sounds eerily similar to The Cure's Robert Smith, and an ear for a goosebump-inducing noise-rock tune. They are The Bright Ones, and they release 'Your Words Don't Bother Me But The Killing Hurts' via End of the Trail on November 25th. Keep an eye on them.

  • Artist: Arkon Fly
  • Track Name: 'Back Seat'
  • Location: London
  • Link Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law
  • Mysterious London duo Arkon Fly have what appears to be their second track ever for us this week in the form of 'Back Seat'. It seems to have one mission - making you dance - and is an incredibly funky tune filled with sunny synth lines and soulful vocals.

  • Artist: Gizmo feat. Nick Hakim
  • Track Name: 'Lift Me Up'
  • Location: Boston
  • Link: Website
  • Author: Hayley Fox
  • Gizmo's newest track is smooth, jazzy and just damn well ready to swoon everyone into a blissful mood. Taken from the bassist/producer/songwriter's

    Red Balloon

    album, 'Lift Me Up' features the silky tones of Nick Hakim. It's a simple, but lovely track as the end steers into a happy arrangement of plucky guitars and sharp words - sounding a bit like music you'd hear in Nandos.

  • Artist: S V Ē
  • Track Name: 'Talking to the Walls'
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Link: Tumblr
  • Author: Tarynn Law

S V Ē's new video for her track 'Talking to the Walls', is intense to say the least - although it doesn't start that way, so you should probably watch the whole thing. She majored in songwriting in college which means she writes her own music, of course, and she's also unsigned and lacking both a manager and a publicist (for some reason).