#UMANewMusicPlaylist 23

Running down our pick of the week’s best new music from independent and emerging acts…

Dawson Reeve – Circumstance

Singer/songwriter Dawson Reeve drops his debut single today, the lush and intimate alt pop cut ‘Circumstance’. Having a background in busking and gaining a rep as an accomplished loop artist, he has enraptured audiences all over the world but now he aims to focus on his own songs, songwriting and conveying his passion for music with his unique heartfelt style of downbeat electronic pop. Follow @DawsonReeveMusic

July Jones – Bad Influence

London based Alt Pop artist July Jones also releases a new single today. ‘Bad Influence’ is somewhat of a departure in sound, we see the young creative trade soaring vocals and big choruses for a more measured and stripped back approach to production and instrumentation. Check out the hashtag #LikeABadInfluence on Instagram as July has an interactive game going on with her fans. Follow @JulyJonesMusic

RJ Thompson – Skimming Stones

RJ Thompson, a name fast growing in the country as one of the most promising singer-songwriters. With his new album ‘Echo Chamber’ just around the corner, he releases his soulful 4th single ‘Skimming Stones’ which he describes as “my favourite track on the album”. Follow @RJThompsonMusic

Robyn Paige – Ocean Deep

The final single released from her debut EP ‘Genesis’, Robyn Paige has unveiled the majestic and poignant ‘Ocean Deep’. Produced by frequent collaborator Sampl, and featuring Josh Kai, the track showcases her trademark emotive vocals and lush tone. Follow @RobynPaigeuk

Joey Base – Streets Or A Lady

South Londoner Joey Base shows the frustrations of a twenty something looking to break out of the situation he finds himself in with his latest Afroswing flavoured jam ‘Streets Or A Lady’. Having already collaborated with the likes of Mista Silva and Potter Payper, 2017 has been a breakthrough year for the versatile artist. Follow @joeybasen2s

Pavvla – This Is Not A Movie

Barcalona native PAVVLA has found a sound that lies somewhere between folk-ballads and James Blake-esque smooth electronica. After playing highly acclaimed showcases at SXSW and Primavera Sound, tastemakers such as as NPR and BBC Radio 1 are praising her unique dark atmosphere, emotional lyrics and effervescent folk songs. Her new single is a highlight from her debut album ‘Creatures’. Follow @pavvlamusic

Aria – You Got Me Good

Taken from her debut EP ‘Hope’, Aria’s latest single ‘You Got Me Good’ communicates a darker realisation of relationship hardships. Synth hooks twinkle amidst mystical slow-building brooding guitars, marking the single as ARIA’s most touching and personal release to date. Follow @Ariamusicuk

Diives – Stayed Too Long

Following his summer debut ‘Anxiety’, forward thinking artist Diives has dropped his latest single single, ‘Stayed Too Long’. Already supported by BBC Introducing, the track acts as the perfect introduction to an artist who has his sights fixed on mainstream appeal with his hook-ladened, angst driven indie-grime crossover output. Follow @DiivesMusic