A HOST of new singles and albums are being released to help wipe away the lockdown blues for local music lovers.

The rock band PVRIS mark a new era with the release of third studio album Use Me on May 1 accompanied by single Dead Weight.

Use Me finds frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Lynn Gunn as the group’s leader and sole architect. The result is a collection of alt-pop songs featuring glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars and spell-binding vocals.

For years Lynn remained in the background, too shy to take all of the credit for the vision of PVRIS and her role in the songwriting, presentation, much of the production, merchandise and visual concepts.

She said: “I allowed myself to support a narrative I thought I had to support of PVRIS being a band. “I’m finally allowing myself to take credit. I’ve got the full support and encouragement of my bandmates.

PVRIS is a unit and very much a team, but the heart and soul of the vision and music always has sourced from me. I fulfilled my own vision of what a role model should be.”

In This Moment last week released their seventh studio album, Mother. Lead single The In-Between is described as a gorgeous labyrinth of sound steered by frontwoman Maria Brink’s beguiling vocals, swirling around guitarist Chris Howorth’s heavier-than-granite riffing.

A spokesman said: “In This Moment spend most of their time on the road, bringing their epic and extraordinary live shows to a legion of dedicated fans. 

This month sees the release of the Orbital remix of DMA’s their single Life is A Game of Changing, the legendary electronic duo putting their unique spin on the euphoric track by creating anthemic techno-inspired dancefloor filler.

This is the second single from DMA’s third studio album The Glow which will be released on April 24.

Leeds post-punks Household Dogs have just released new single Ain’t No Heaven, offering a big, dark, atmospheric sound and psychologically searching lyrics for fans of Nick Cave and The Church.

Millie Manders and the Shutup promise a high-octane, fierce and “almost obnoxiously addictive” song on their latest single Silent Screams, which was released this week.

Biffy Clyro have decided to postpone the release of their latest album A Celebration Of Endings until August 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic.