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

Lonnie Storey - Make It Slow

Having been immersed in music his entire life and humbly starting his songwriting career at age 10 in his grandmother’s shed, south east London debutant Lonnie Storey is far from a rookie. With a sound reminiscent of the likes of Ariel Pink and Rex Orange County, Lonnie rides the wave of this retro-contemporary grassroots indie resurgence with aplomb with the breezy and fun Make It Slow.

VUYO - Under The Stars

Whetting our appetite for his forthcoming debut EP, Vuyo shares the dreamlike yet poised Under The Stars. The South African-Norwegian rapper and producer opens up a dialogue to the listener in this track, sparing harmonies, chorus and a bridge to speak directly. Utilising a flow reminiscent of 90s rap heavyweights, Vuyo forgoes embellishing this track which allows his true talents as an artist to shine unencumbered.

EMM - Dirty

L.A. based alt-pop songstress EMM delivers a empowering message to bold women across the world with her emphatic single Dirty. A dish served grooving electro pop, EMM takes the weight off the tracks namesake in an effort for women to embrace themselves and shun the inequalities that women face on a daily basis by breaking the taboo.

Sara Kendall - Happily

Brooklyn based Sara Kendall excels once again with the hauntingly immersive Happily. Perfectly self described as “dark and cinematic”, Sara soars above moody piano melodies that provides acres of space that she fills to the brim with her stunning voice. It’d be easy to make comparisons to other pop stars that deal in a similarly dark atmosphere but Sara sets herself several steps ahead by forgoing trends and making music honest to her and the result is achingly beautiful.

Southchurch - One Life ft. Wookie

Far from your stereotypical band, electronic four-piece Southchurch have been turning heads and catching ears across the world with their take on UK dance music. One of those people just so happened to be UK Garage legend Wookie who adds his iconic flavour to the bands boundary pushing non-conformity. The result is a summery dance smash that’ll easily have you moving throughout the rest of the summer and beyond.