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

Summer Thieves – ‘Hands’

Known for their genre-bending aesthetic that pays homage to reggae, hip-hop, rock and funk, New Zealand-based outfit Summer Thieves continue the support for their forthcoming new EP with the release of ‘Hands’. Bringing in an almost psychedelic direction, mirroring the likes of Glass Animals, this new arrival aims to put a positive spin on what its like to be human and flawed.

Kevin Lake – ‘Way Too Hard’ ft. Sascha

After the rousing success of his debut single ‘Memories’, which has since clocked in nearly one million streams of Spotify since its release, Stockholm-based singer and songwriter Kevin Lake now returns with the blissfully serene new offering ‘Way Too Hard’. Teaming up with labelmate Sascha, the pair unveil a wonderfully sweeping slice of pop-based RnB that grows and swells throughout.

Stranger Girl – ‘Find The Humour’

With a sound that many have compared to Blondie, The Strokes and The Smiths, Brighton’s own euphoric indie-rock outfit Stranger Girl now return with their latest uplifting single ‘Find The Humour’. Inspired by the process of dealing with a break-up, the new track mixes soaring guitars with a smooth and driven pace, making it a truly memorable and engaging release.

Charli Taft – ‘Like Me’

Since the release of her 2017 single ‘Love Like You’, which was named BBC Radio 1’s Track Of The Week, Liverpool-born singer Charli Taft has been busy delivering a bold and exciting collection of nostalgic RnB, and now returns with her latest cut ‘Like Me’. With its slick and polished production, her latest offering manages to channel the post-modern aesthetic of Ariana Grande, while also taking cues from the positive and assured dynamic of the 90s RnB sound.

Frannie B – ‘Let You In’

With her catalogue receiving numerous radio plays on BBC Introducing this last year, Oxford-based singer and songwriter Frannie B now looks to continue her RnB-infused pop direction with the hip-shaking ‘Let You In’. Inspired by the dark-pop sensibilities of Halsey and Kehlani, this new release flips between atmospheric and throbbing production as she swoons and soars her way through this vibrant new cut.