Liberation Records is thrilled to reveal the video for Emerson Snowe’s new single ‘Human’ alongside details of his forthcoming debut EP That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll set for release on Friday 10 May.
Fresh from appearances at SxSW last month, Emerson will quickly return to the international stage, this time to perform showcases at Brighton’s The Great Escape as well as headline shows across the UK and Europe throughout May. To celebrate the release of That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Emerson has also announced a five-date headline tour along Australia’s east coast this July.
‘Human’ sees 24-year-old Emerson Snowe (real name Jarrod Mahon) deliver an uplifting and affirming anthem about overcoming life’s challenges as he grows to understand more about himself through his relationships with the people that surround him. It’s accompanying video, a quirky and at times laugh out loud visual, captures Jarrod’s many streams of conscience centered against evocative backdrops.
‘Human’ follows on from previous singles released last year, including the poignant ‘Could You Love Me?’, the infectious ‘Sunlight’ and ‘If I Die, Then I Die’ which has garnered him international recognition most recently on Jack Saunders Next Wave segment on BBC Radio 1 and all feature on That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
‘That’s Rock ’n’ Roll' is a collection of songs that were written 2 years ago after I ended one vice for another. I had no use in trying to find round-about ways of telling a memory rather than just literally telling it. A lot of what I do feels like an inside joke with myself, so naming my debut EP was no different.
The EP touches on my impulsive nature, trying to understand others, understanding where one vice ends another begins and giving a lot of myself away and appreciating what is going on around me. I am open - what I write is diary entries and that’s how it will always be.’ - Emerson Snowe
Emerson Snowe’s impact on music in 2019 will be felt internationally at his live shows and with his debut EP release. His profoundly honest yet unconventional approach to music has already attracted the attention of many of his idols. The last twelve months have seen him garner widespread support from fellow artists, industry and fans, with national tours across Australia for King Krule, Ariel Pink and GUM, along with his own debut headline shows in Australia, the UK, Europe where he will return again this year.
‘Prolific musician, singer and songwriter’ - RUSSH
‘Psychedelic and familiar, this is like a warm bath in epsom salts and acid tabs.’ - The Guardian
‘With an angelic voice that is not quite what you would expect, punters are treated to a romantic set with jangly, guitar pop undertones.’ - The Music
‘Honest, introspective, fraught with emotion and vitality’ - Indie Shuffle
‘Playing my favourite breaking artists in the world right now’ - Matt Wilkinson on Beats1 premiering ‘Sunlight’
‘Obsessed with this song’ - Tommy Faith (triple j) on ‘Human’
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES For all tour info click here
Thursday 4 July Oxford Arts Factory | Sydney, NSW 18+ moshtix.com.au
Friday 5 July Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW 18+ Tickets on the door
Sunday 7 July North Gong | Wollongong, NSW 18+ Free entry
Thursday 11 July Upstairs @ The Tote | Melbourne, VIC 18+ oztix.com.au
Saturday 13 July The Bearded Lady | Brisbane, QLD 18+ oztix.com.au
UK & EUROPE TOUR DATES May 7 – East Bound Festival, Dublin May 10-11 – The Great Escape, Brighton May 12 – Gold Sounds Festival, Leeds May 13 – The Old England, Bristol May 14 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham May 16 – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow May 22 - The Islington, London May 24 – La Boule Noire, Paris May 25 – London Calling, Amsterdam
That's Rock 'n' Roll EP Emerson Snowe Out Friday 10 May through Liberation Records Available to pre-order here
That's Rock 'n' Roll EP tracklist: 1. Human 2. Our Home 3. If I Die, Then I Die 4. Boy In Control 5. Could You Love Me? 6. Sunlight 7. You Say