Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Rebekah Fitch - Poison
Consistently balancing a thought-provoking subject matter with her already stellar alt-pop songwriting and productions, Northern Irish songstress Rebekah Fitch returns to ensnare minds once again with Poison. Often addressing taboos in her music, her focus this time is the negative pressures of society and influential media, all told through her distinct, soaring vocal.
Tiigers - Screws
Italian bass music duo Tiigers approach their production with the same ferocity as their name suggests. Ahead of their Alpha EP release, the duo provides a taste of what’s to come with Screws, an all-out genre-defying foray of two producers at the top of their game.
Blue Americans - Dumbo
Belfast duo Blue Americans are making quintessential modern pop music. Mixing iconic pop tendencies with a flair for experimentation, Dumbo is a celebration of the mundanity of the everyday. In their words “All of these seemingly meaningless happenings ... shape your existence. Don’t miss it, Dumbo.”
Girl Crush - Baby Steps
A fresh face to the electro-pop scene are Girl Crush, a duo that combine flavours of their respective British and Swedish backgrounds for a mix of dreamy scandi-pop and 90s R&B for a taste they describe as “promcore”. Their latest twist on the genre comes in the shape of Baby Steps, an almost ethereal cut that addresses the first stages of romance.
Casey Lowry - Roam
With ability and sincerity far beyond his years, burgeoning newcomer Casey Lowry wows fans and critics alike once again with Roam, an effortlessly uplifting track that carries an irrepressible honesty. A bold reimagining of modern indie pop, Casey spent much of 2018 crafting his unique sound, and in case of Roam, it's time well spent.
Chris Varvaro - Broken ft. Sky Roses
Self-taught instrumentalist, DJ and electronic music producer Chris Varvaro translates the emotional turmoil of a breakup into emotive songwriting, ambient synths and lush chord progressions on crossover house cut Broken.