This weeks Top 5 emerging and self-releasing artists
22 September 2017
Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week we have singles and EP’s from some of the best upcoming artists in indie-rock , grime and R&B.
Secret Rendezvous – For Real.
Championed by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Coldplay, Amsterdam duo Secret Rendezvous’ sound is mightily infectious Alternative R&B. Having met while studying at university together, they bonded together through their mutual love for Prince, The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and Frank Ocean. Having just released their second album, this features a stellar collection of tracks that styles 80’s disco-tinged synthesizer hooks and a barrage of signature R&B vocal stylings from vocalist Sietske.
Reckless Jacks – Right Here Right Now
Following on from of their debut single ‘Alone’ early in the year, the indie-rock four piece are now set to release 3 brand new singles forming an EP through out the next few months, continuing with this next single ‘Right Here Right Now’. Reckless Jacks’ lead singer, Matt's coarse and powerful vocals captures the heart and the emotive lyrics and takes you on a journey, steeped in melody. The sound is reminiscent of classics from 90’s rock acts.
High Hazels – Sequin Eyes
Finding an interesting balance between weightless verses and brooding choruses - High Hazels takes cues from modern indie rock influences, while styling their own original brand of infectious indie-pop.
You can catch their infectious live show at these upcoming dates in October; 18th October - Leeds, Lending Room, 21st October - London, Sebright Arms, 22nd October - Brighton, The Joker Brighton, 10th November – Sheffield, Yellow Arch
Marci Phonix - RIOT
Call to arms ‘RIOT’ is the first of several hard hitting social commentary singles and videos, taking on the police, the media and blasting fellow MCs for not tackling the real issues young black men face in 2017. The controversial track by Marci Phonix and music video delivers his message of alienation, frustration and the misrepresentation of young black men in modern day Britain. Certainly not pulling any punches on his return.
Patch – Regard-less
Patch, the leftfield rap aficionado has returned with his brand new EP, ‘Regard-less’. Free from any conceptual notions and bored of trying to fit his brand of hip hop into the usual boxes, Patch has delivered a free flowing collection of songs, exchanging typical song structures with emotions. Tune in.