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Liberation Records is thrilled to reveal the video for Emerson Snowe’s new single ‘Human’, directed by Johnny McKay, 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 and 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.’ – TheMusic

‘Honest, introspective, fraught with emotion and vitality.’ – Indie Shuffle

“Playing my favourite breaking artists in the world right now.”
– Matt Wilkinson premiering ‘Sunlight’ on Beats1

“Obsessed with this song.” – Tommy Faith (triple j) on ‘Human’

JULY 2019
More tour info here

Thu 4 Jul
Oxford Arts Factory | Sydney, NSW

Fri 5 Jul
Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW
Tickets on the door

Sun 7 Jul
North Gong | Wollongong, NSW
Free entry

Thu 11 Jul
Upstairs @ The Tote | Melbourne, VIC

Sat 13 Jul
The Bearded Lady | Brisbane, QLD

MAY 2019

May 7 | East Bound Festival | Dublin, IRL
May 10-11 |  The Great Escape | Brighton, UK
May 12 Gold Sounds Festival | Leeds, UK
May 13 The Old England | Bristol, UK
May 14 The Sunflower Lounge | Birmingham, UK
May 16 The Hug and Pint | Glasgow, UK
May 22 The Islington | London, UK
May 24 La Boule Noire | Paris, FRA
May 25 London Calling | Amsterdam, NL

That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll track list:

  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