Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Charlie Straw – ‘Broken Paradise’
Hailing from The Wirral, singer-songwriter Charlie Straw has always been about telling stories. Whether its recording music in his basement in Thailand or touring the UK for a month straight, the frontman always has a tale to tell. And as he returns with his latest single ‘Broken Paradise’, he get to hear a more intimate sense of the singer. Merging breezy production with a euphoric song-writing presence makes this return one of his more proficient yet.
Trove – ‘GTFO’
With the producer set to release a string of new singles in the coming weeks, Trove kicks off his recent wave of inspiration with the wonderfully uplifting ‘GTFO’. The Australian artist brings together a mix of electronic timbres, animated beats and soaring vocals to deliver a bold and bouncing electro-pop addition to his growing and captivating catalogue.
Ash Shakur – ‘Skins’
As a naturally adventurous individual, hip-hop provocateur Ash Shakur has always looked to stand out from the crowd. Following on from a wave of heavily-supported releases including ‘Lead The Way’, Never Alone’, ‘Nokia’ and ‘Shine’, the singer and producer returns with his latest belter ‘Skins’. Blending the worlds of ethereal RnB and euphoric hip-hop, this new single showcases the best of what Ash is all about; bold, enticing and exciting throughout.
MIRI – ‘Good Ones’
With her eagerly awaited new EP arriving in July, emerging singer MIRI looks to preview her upcoming collection with her latest offering ‘Good Ones’. With BBC 6Music, Radio X and Soho Radio already pushing her recent work, ‘Good Ones’ looks to show exactly why so many are excited about her work. With smooth and gravely vocals, harking back to the heydays of Amy Winehouse, this new release takes influence from the world of soul and ska to deliver a beautifully wistful and engaging single.
State Lights – ‘Open Your Arms’
Since forming three years ago, Dublin’s State Lights have certainly made a huge impression. With many comparing them to a modern day Coldplay, the four-piece now return with their latest single ‘Open Your Arms’. With its euphoric production, helped along by frontman Shobsy’s otherworldly vocals, this new single sees the band more comfortable within their sound than ever, channelling a ‘Joshua Tree’-era U2 in the process.