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A selection of ACM’s finest artists, hand-picked from a range of this month’s latest tracks. Discover more on the This Is ACM playlist!
Eva-lina – “I Dare You”
Another month, another spectacular release from Eva-Lina. The Swedish songstress delivers I Dare You a new punchy pop banger through The Jigsaw Group, this time more in the vein of Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl. Catchy and provocative, as is Eva-Lina’s signature style, this is another step in the right direction as her live set continues to be fleshed out with anthems. Keep an eye out for her next release via her Facebook and for more details on her upcoming show support Stealing Sheep at London’s Roundhouse.
Sophie Winter – “Back to basics”
Sophie Winter has been touring for years, honing her craft, leading up to Back to Basics. It’s easy to see why this Cambridge native’s newest release has already received air time on BBC radio. The lyrics get off to a melancholic start before leading to a more uplifting chorus, all framed by a captivating synthy instrumental. Check out her Soundcloud for a back catalogue of songs that are just as captivating, we’re eager to see what else she has in store for the future.
The Motive – “Talking Underwater”
After a busy 2018 releasing five singles, The Motive have been quiet over the last few months but are back with Talking Underwater. The five piece’s new single seems to take influences from bands ranging from Nirvana to Babyshambles but manages to put a new flavour on it all. The track’s indie rhythm is infectious, and its soaring chorus is simply anthemic. Catch the band as they headline the Half Moon in Putney on October 14th. Links to all their socials are available on their website.
AJ Humphries – “Suffocating our Love”
Suffocating Our Love is a beautifully produced new release from AJ Humphries. A full decade in the making, Humphries has put his years of practice into perfecting his debut single. His stirring vocals bely the heartbreaking content of the lyrics – coming to terms with your first love fearing their mutual feelings are holding them back. With clear influence from the likes of Sam Smith, you can imagine this song played on a stadium stage in front of a sea of phone lights, the crowd drowning Humphries’ own voice. There’s a lot to come from this artist, so don’t miss out – keep track of him via his Facebook.
Hannah Dorman – “Distract Me”
Hannah Dorman’s latest single, Distract Me, brings sharp, clear production to amplify her standout vocals. The song’s just fun, in a nutshell, with a sound reminiscent of Eliza Doolittle and KT Tunstall – Distract Me is something to keep you warm and upbeat as summer fades and we enter the gloomy autumn showers. A seasoned performer, Hannah has built a solid following on her Facebook and Twitter – make sure to follow as she’s always about busking and playing live shows you won’t want to miss.
July Jones – “Liar Liar”
Liar Liar, is the latest release from ACM alumna July Jones, one of the UK’s most truly unique and idiosyncratic artists. Lyrically, the song calls out everyone who flashes their cash and their lifestyle, building themselves up to be something they’re not. An electro-pop epic that borrows stylistic elements from Kiwi star Lorde, July’s new track exudes pure attitude. Try not to get burned as this trailblazer storms her way to the top. With an exceptional presence throughout social media, keep track of everything July Jones on her website.
Luke Lorenz – “He is Dead” EP
Somerset rapper Luke Lorenz returns with his new EP He Is Dead. Short but sweet, only one of the four tracks tops three minutes, but each one is packed from start to finish with Lorenz’s thoughtful, intense lyrics and bold production values. Taking influence from a bevy of rappers from Eminem to Post Malone, He Is Dead’s racks range from witty to deep, covering topics from drugs to relationships to youth, the EP showcases Lorenz’s immense talent. His posts are few and far between, but keep an eye on Luke’s Twitter for any updates he’s got.