Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week we have singles from some of the best releases this week in pop and indie rock.
The Hubbards – Your love Your Love (Your Love)
Taking the effervescent energy of indie-pop buzz bands such as JAWS, and combining it with an irrefutable tenacity that owes far more to punk’s DIY ideals than the polished production of the aforementioned, The Hubbard’s occupy an uncharted middle ground, bridging the gap between mainstream indie-pop and hipster swagger, a formula that has seen tracks played on both Radio One and 6Music, while previous single ‘Cold Cut’ was used on ‘Made In Chelsea’.
Ever a band to keep things fresh however, The Hubbards continue their prolific run of releases with ‘Your Love, Your Love (Your Love)’, a typically woozy affair that encapsulates the spirit of the band perfectly. Built on distinctive guitar lines and decorated with falsetto vocal melodies, it’s a track that feels like quintessential Hubbards, harbouring a new-found confidence that, while not completely overshadowing the band’s trademark self-deprecation, offsets it enough to make it feel like this is The Hubbards taking their first steps in a bolder direction.
Demons of Ruby Mae – Synthesia
Leicester-born, Manchester-raised duo Demons of Ruby Mae return with Synesthesia, their second single of 2018.
Taking a darker, almost claustrophobic approach when compared to previous single ‘To Be Adored’, 'Synesthesia' is a richly nuanced release that throbs with a sullen intensity, taking the electronic elements of earlier cuts and developing them in to something more realised.
With the band now wholly embracing a maturing process that was only hinted at on the likes of 'To Be Adored', 'Synesthesia' retains much of what makes Demons of Ruby Mae so special, while at the same time managing to feel fresh and forward thinking.
POLO – Louder Than Words
Following on from debut EP 'Alice' and 2017 single 'Zeitgeist' – an exploration into the unspoken electricity of new human connections, Leeds trio Polo [formed of songwriting trio Luke Lount, Kat McHugh and Daniel Edgell] are continuing to push their niche of affective, dappled synth pop with new single 'Louder Than Words'.
Maintaining the intimate themes of their previous work, the track finds McHugh drawing from the age-old adage 'actions speak louder than words' and placing it in the context of a personal episode from her own life.
Emma McGrath – Butterfly
Following the release of the extremely well received ‘Love You Better,’ Emma McGrath shares the second single from her upcoming ‘Silent Minds’ EP called ‘Butterfly’.
‘Butterfly’ is inspired about getting rid of fake people in your life and doing what is morally right instead of following the crowd, even though it may be detrimental to your own situation.
Mr Probz – Space For Two
Mr. Probz is back with his brand-new hit single “SPACE FOR TWO.” The track is out now in conjunction with a quirky music video featuring Mr. Probz himself.
The single follows the success of his 5 million selling, GLOBAL No.1 single “Waves”. Heartfelt and infectious, ‘Space For Two’ is one to add to your playlists for all the lovers out there.
TropKillaz – Milk & honey (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
DJ Zegon is one of Brazil’s most respected producers and DJs of all time. Former member of N.A.S.A., DJ Zegon’s career spans over 20 years with credits on over 100 records with artists such as Kanye West, M.I.A., David Byrne (Talking Heads), George Clinton, Methodman, ODB, to name a few.
Laudz is a new cat in the game, but with only 5 years producing, he’s already worked with rap stars like Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. The result of this junction is an intense collection of club bangers that blend many styles from trap and bass music with hip hop, trap and Latin music creating a unique tropical bass sound & style.
The workaholic duo has been busy independently releasing tune after tune on their Soundcloud, reaching tens of millions of plays worldwide - ranging from original tunes, to DJ Snake & Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Rae Sremmurd etc. They now return with Aloe Blacc on new pop banger, ‘Milk & Honey’