Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Violet Grae – ‘Let Me Be The Man’
Described as sounding like Billie Holiday jamming with Nine Inch Nails, vocalist Violet Grae is far from what many would consider ordinary. With a soulful and euphoric voice layered over harsh and thunderous electronics, her latest single ‘Let Me Be The Man’ showcases this uniquely captivating sound in all its glory, channelling influences from The Roots and FKA Twigs as it plays.
Luna Pines – ‘Uneven’
Having spent much of the last year producing soft and heartfelt electro-pop, Leeds-based trio Luna Pines now return with one of their most poignant releases to date. Written in memory of co-writer and long-time friend of the band, Lotte Van Den Berg, ‘Uneven’ beautifully mixes a bold and uplifting production with sombre electronics to create an offering that many have found reminiscent of The Japanese House and Bon Iver.
Unsecret – ‘Joyride’
With 24 singles already produced so far this year, Unsecret are quickly making their name known as one of the most prolific producers working today and have now returned with their latest offering ‘Joyride’. Featuring the punchy vocals from Australian singer Butterfly Boucher, this electrifying blend of pop-rock and electronica looks to continue the upward ascent that they have been enjoying for many years now.
Saint Blonde – ‘Love Me Instead’
Originally starting life as a side-project from their regular outfits, Saint Blonde has grown from a humble idea to something far bigger than they thought at the beginning. With their high-octane riffs and insatiable energy, their latest single ‘Love Me Instead’ looks to take cues from the likes of You Me At 6 and Sea Girls in creating a fun and bold indie-pop belter.
Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent – ‘Normalcy’
As a staple of the Floridian soft-rock scene, Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent have enjoyed an impressive run since the release of their last studio album ‘Fail To Learn’ and now look to continue that pace with their latest EP ‘Normalcy’. With their broad and varied influences that include 70s yacht rock, modern gospel and experimental noise, the group have delivered an incredible versatile new collection that still permeates the mainstream zeitgeist.