THE TUNES ON RE­PEAT IN THE Q OF­FICE THIS MONTH.

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YEARS & YEARS SANCTIFY

The elec­tro trio’s come­back sin­gle sug­gests Years & Years’ sec­ond al­bum will be a darker af­fair than their sum­mery de­but. They can still hold an in­deli­ble tune, Olly Alexan­der belt­ing out a melody wor­thy of Jus­ti­fied-era Justin Tim­ber­lake. Out: now, on Poly­dor.

Q-TIP DON’T GO BREAK­ING MY HEART (FEAT. DEMI LOVATO)

A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip sets a high bar for Re­vamp, a record of re­worked ver­sions of El­ton John songs by var­i­ous artists. He in­jects the Kiki Deefea­tur­ing clas­sic with a funk-soul swag­ger. Out: now, on Vir­gin EMI.

THE FERNWEH IS THIS MAN BOTH­ER­ING YOU? Signed to James Skelly’s Skele­ton Key la­bel, Liver­pool’s The Fernweh share The Co­ral’s fond­ness for the past. Sec­ond sin­gle Is This Man Both­er­ing You?

is fan­tas­tic – all 12- string gui­tars and Ham­mond or­gan rave-ups. Out: now, on Skele­ton Key.

LUMP LATE TO THE FLIGHT

The so­porific opener from the mini-al­bum by LUMP, the new project from Laura Mar­ling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, sums up the duo’s airy at­mo­spher­ics, a mix of dusty gui­tars and dreamy melodies. Out: 1 June, on Dead Oceans.

BEACH HOUSE DIVE

Beach House’s sev­enth al­bum doesn’t stray far from the Baltimore duo’s trusted for­mula – mourn­ful vo­cals laid over shim­mer­ing or­gans. Dive does dis­play a slight re­tool­ing, its glacial start giv­ing way to New Or­der-like propul­sion. Out: 11 May, on Bella Union.

GOAT GIRL THROW ME A BONE

South Lon­don­ers Goat Girl’s re­cent LP struck a bal­ance be­tween abra­sive surli­ness and nag­ging ear­worms. New sin­gle Throw Me A Bone ra­di­ates mis­an­thropy but pulls you in, thanks to singer Lot­tie “Clot­tie Cream” Pendle­bury’s spell-like melodies. Out: now, on Rough Trade.

DUNGEN & WOODS TURN AROUND

Proggy psych-folk types Stock­holm’s Dungen and Brook­lyn’s Woods have teamed up for Turn Around, which boasts a lovely, head-in-the-clouds melody bob­bing along on a neat, ’60s- in­spired groove. Out: now, on Mex­i­can Sum­mer.

GRUFF RHYS FRON­TIER MAN

The Su­per Furry An­i­mals front­man chan­nels Glen Campbell on this opener from his ex­cel­lent new solo al­bum, a hop-step­ping coun­try sin­ga­long with flour­ishes of strings. Out: 8 June, on Rough Trade.

SAMBA TOURÉ YERFARA

This in­fec­tious desert blues from the Malian gui­tarist/singer’s new al­bum ef­fort­lessly com­bines the rootsi­ness of fel­low coun­try­man Ali Farka Touré and the Stones’ loose groove. Out: 25 May, on Glit­ter­beat.

JONNY GREEN­WOOD NAU­SEA

The high­light of the Ra­dio­head gui­tarist’s sound­track for You Were Never Re­ally Here – two min­utes of out-of-time synths that align and fall apart again over head­spin­ning elec­tron­ica. Out: now, on In­vada.

New kids on the block: South Lon­don’s Goat Girl.

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