This weeks Top 5 emerging and self-releasing artists
15 December 2016
Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week have a great mix of soulful songwriters as well as more left-field rock releases from some of the best upcoming artists.
Rachael Yamagata – Let Me Be Your Girl
‘Let Me Be Your Girl’ is one of the brightest contenders on the songstress’s new album ‘Tightrope Walker’. A trashy trip-hop styled drumbeat and sweetened trumpets takes precedence and Rachael’s upbeat vocal style really brings the track to life. Rachael Yamagata has announced two UK headline dates at Ben Lovett's (Mumford & Sons) new venue, Omeara in Southwark, London on the 14th and 15th of April 2017. These shows are soon to follow after the full UK commercial release of ‘Tightrope Walker’ on March 31st 2017.
Jake Alder – Horizon (Feat. ELIZA)
After releasing a remix of ELIZA’s ‘Mad For You’ a few weeks ago, Jake is setting airwaves alight with his latest single ‘Horizon’ featuring ELIZA. ‘Horizon’ draws on Jake’s versatile tastes and spectrum of musical influences. Combining fulfilling drums beats and bombastic trumpets alongside the distinctive yet haunting vocals of ELIZA, this latest musical installment is set to separate him from crowd. Taking inspiration from Jonas Blue and Kygo, Jake has mastered various musical routes.
CABBAGE – Terrorist Synthesizer
A semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy, politics and black humour, Cabbage are one of the most exciting new live acts for many years. ‘Terrorist Synthesizer’ is a perfect example of the group’s forward thinking and slightly eccentric sound. Having spent much of 2016 playing to increasing crowds and growing media attention. Cabbage have been included on the longlist for BBC Sound Of 2017. Other artists nominated include Anderson .Paak, Rag’n’Bone Man, RAYE and Nadia Rose.
Glass Caves – Do You Have A Name
Glass Caves have had a monumental two years from busking, releasing their debut album ‘Alive’, playing stages of Reading/Leeds festival and headlining London KOKO. Their unchanged image and sound seems to signify the video and their new single presents the band incredibly well. 'Do You Have A Name' builds on the same emotionally charged format as Glass Caves' previous output while managing to feel like the band at their most fully realised yet. Emotive, honest and heartfelt are the band’s intensions and the new single does just that.
Naeya – Enough
‘Enough’ is an affective and effective gem, infusing a cocktail of influences including indie, electronic and R&B. Her raw, dark and emotional sound is inspired by singers such as Låpsley, Banks and FKA twigs. The music video for Enough and her Secrets EP was released November 25th.
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