Whoa, how about that Libs reunion then, eh? Just what the doctor ordered to cure that post-RSD elation; it's like Doherât (that's their celeb-couple moniker) read our flippin' minds. If that's not slaked your thirst for awesome reunions, apparently the Gallaghers are bonking bonces once more, with gambling outlets suspending bets on the squabbling twosome being Glastonbury's final headliner. Oh, and the Pixies released a new album.

It would appear to be that time folks: the rapture's upon us. Tuck your head between your knees, find shelter and pray to whatever deity up above (probably not exactly in that order...) for noises on the opposite end of the spectrum. Pray for things like Torres x War On Drugs x Sharon Von Etten, for Hannah Diamond-shaped messianic saviours, for Boots and Beyoncé, for LAYLA and for El Perro Del Mar.

  • Artist: LAYLA
  • Track Name: 'Black Mud'
  • Location: London, UK
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Chris Taylor

When the first track from LAYLA's new EP, Black Mud, made its way into my inbox, it was a name completely new to me (despite her being around for a fair while) but, from the opening minute of 'Smokestacks', I knew she was going to be someone I was going to be paying much more attention to. From the lush orchestration tinged with drama and a bit of darkness, to LAYLA's icy, Elena Tonra esque vocals, I was blown away. The second track from her EP, the title track 'Black Mud', luckily is more of the same.

'Black Mud' is perhaps not as bombastic as 'Smokestacks', though it does have its fair share of beautiful strings and a chorus of accompanying vocalists. The real beauty lies in its quieter moments - allowing LAYLA's vocals to really shine. As she dances her way through lines such as "I'm growing black mud/up around my veins," you can't help but be drawn in by the icy quality full of raw emotion that's accompanied only by a simple piano line that bookends the track. It's yet another beautifully dramatic track that continues to impress.

  • Artist: Hannah Diamond
  • Track Name: 'Attachment'
  • Location: London, UK
  • Link: Twitter
  • Author: Ana Leorne

A few songs deep and we're still not sure who the hell Hannah Diamond is. I mean, we know who she is - we caught her live recently so we know she actually exists in the physical sense - but who is she? How is it possible that she's managed to make another song as weird, but totally captivating as 'Pink and Blue'? How? What's going on?

  • Artist: Boots
  • Track Name: 'Dream (feat. Beyoncé)'
  • Location: NYC, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

I don't know about you, but it's already been a pretty long week. Thankfully, Boots has just dropped an incredible new track, 'Dreams', featuring probably his biggest supporter - the one, the only, Beyoncé. 'Dreams' is the closing track on his forthcoming mixtape which he's been dropping new songs from in a rapid-fire fashion lately. We've already heard 'My Heart is a Stone Today', 'Ride Ride Ride', 'Alright', 'Dust', and 'Autumn (Lude 1)', but it would be safe to say this track blows them out of the water. The two are a musical match made in heaven, and the note Bey hits at around 4:20 is enough to send chills down your spine.

  • Artist: Torres
  • Track Name: 'New Skin'
  • Location: Nashville/NYC, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

Mackenzie Scott, AKA Torres, was one of the strongest new artists to emerge last year, and for her first post-debut album move she's teamed up with Sharon Van Etten, Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, and Ted Leo and the Pharmicists drummer Chris Wilson (basically a dream team for anyone that loves Indie Rock with Folk leanings) to record a song for Shaking Through, a web series curated by Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music. The Scott-fronted-supergroup recorded a version of 'New Skin', a song that will appear in a different form on her upcoming sophomore album. You can almost add Cormac McCarthy to the track's features list too, because it quotes his 1973 novel Child of God almost directly. Stream it below.

  • Artist: El Perro Del Mar
  • Track Name: 'Våroffer (Alla Vill Ha)'
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Peter Hinson

'Våroffer (Alla Vill Ha)' by El Perro Del Mar helpfully places its most memorably lyric in parentheses, it's a song that's only going to understood and enjoyed by a lot of people on its surface level, as a purely rhythmic experience, so it's good to know exactly how to spell and pronounce the phrase worming its way into your head.

This Swedish artist has made some pretty standard Indie Pop in the past, but this track is something else entirely. Baroque, tribal, and psychedelic, it sounds fresh from desert plains and deep jungles. Stream it below.

This track is taken from Feministiskt Initiativ's new election compilation F!. Which also features contributions from The Knife, Robyn, Zhala, and Jenny Wilson, and is available to stream now on Spotify.