Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Saavan – ‘Young Minds’
Following on from the success of their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Slow’, French duo Saavan are now continuing their upward ascent with their latest offering ‘Young Minds’. Channelling the warm and wistful sounds of acts like Foals and Alt-J, the pair’s latest release demonstrates the same bold and vibrant sound we have come to love from them these past few years.
Alexander Teller – ‘A Cigarette That Never Goes Out’
As a pastor’s son who doesn’t believe in God, singer and songwriter Alexander Teller feels like a man destined to end up in hell. But before he goes down, he plans to put his soul on display with the beautifully uplifting jam ‘A Cigarette That Never Goes Out’. Taking influence from fellow crooners such as Nick Cave and Tom Waits, he showcases his debut EP ‘A Snake Oil Seller’ with this warm and soul-enriched alt-rock groove.
JAS CRW – ‘Honey’
Having already made waves with their powerful live shows, which have opened up for the likes of Schoolboy Q, Wacka Flocka Flame and Rae Sremmurd these last few years, Zurich-based trio JAS CRW now return with their latest sweeping slice of RnB with ‘Honey’. Produced by Meek and featuring additional vocals from Naomi Cowan, the group deliver more of their rich and warming sound that has led many to compare them to The Weeknd and Drake.
Malunga – ‘I Like’
After the rousing success of her previous shared cuts ‘A.M.’ and ‘Proud’, which received a huge amount of praise from the likes of Soul Bounce, Roundhouse, Reprezent and Hoxton Radio, as well as support from Toddla T on his BBC Radio 1 show, London-based vocalist Malunga now completes her trilogy of new releases with ‘I Like’. Taking sonic cues from fellow Londoner J Hus, her latest single showers her powerful yet joyous vocals over a bed of throbbing and hard-hitting RnB production.
Saint Blonde – ‘Americana’
Following up their highly praised single ‘Love Me Instead’ from earlier this year, Texas-based outfit Saint Blonde are now back to what they do best with their latest belter ‘Americana’. Described as a song about how we all want to be seen and how it contrasts with who we are, this new offering sees the band embark on a similar indie-rock aesthetic as Sea Girls and Blossoms as they deliver a light and euphoric atmosphere with all the hallmarks of stars in the making.