Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.

Danny George - Close To You

UK Producer Danny George has spent the last two years quietly seeing success after success producing for the likes of Ayelle, Malory and Latir. Ready to step into the fore, George shares Close To You, a triumph of a debut. Contemporary and forward thinking R&B is his forté, pulling together emotive chords with snappy trip hop drums that lay a firm grounding for an emotionally rich vocal performance.

Just Kiddin - Body Talk

UK duo Just Kiddin share crisp Deep House cut Body Talk that released via BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Danny Howard’s label ‘Nothing Else Matters’. Perfectly timed for the summer season, it’s deep bass lines complemented by funky guitar licks are a perfect soundtrack to any summer party.

Joseph Lawrence and The Garden - Eclipse

Vocalist Joseph Lawrence and multi instrumentalist Gibbi join forces to create the gripping debut Eclipse. They take the best parts of soul music and sharpen them up with contemporary production techniques yet perfectly encapsulate the era’s iconic sound. Lawrence’s vocal performance is truly intense, and the breadth of his skill alone is worth tuning for this release and ones to come.

St. Jude the Obscure - I’m The Wolves

Hailing from Liverpool, two piece artpop act St. Jude the Obscure spin a narrative of spiritual freedom on latest I’m The Wolves, which features production from Darren Jones (Skepta, Radiohead, Stormzy). Their unique cocktail of contemporary synth pop shines brightly here, pulling from a wide variety of influences in such a way there’s something for a wide variety of listeners.

ROE - Hey Thomas

ROE serves up some fresh electro pop attitude on latest track Hey Thomas. Hailing from Northern Ireland, the tones of her home town aren’t lost on this empowering track that addresses bullying in it’s everyday manifestation. Her nimble voice dances across bouncing synths and funky guitars, making for an enigmatic performance.