Category Archives: New Artists

Andy Ruddy – Exclusive Interview

Andy Ruddy is proof that you can take a man out of a northern town but you can’t take the northern town out of the boy. Although now living down south, he grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and draws … Continue reading

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The 50 Faces of Louis Walsh

It seems X Factor Judge, Louis Walsh has been upsetting Pop princess Cheryl Cole again! This time Walsh, has caused offence to Cheryl, by telling an X Factor hopeful to “work on his faces” after giving a heartfelt performance. Cheryl … Continue reading

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Midfield Workhorse – Bunch of Damn Dogs EP Review

MIDFIELD WORKHORSE /ˈmɪd.fɪәld/ ˈwɜːkˌhɔːs/ (noun) 1. a player active in the midfield, as in soccer, often playing both offensively and defensively. usually possesses strong tackling and passing technique. often equally as destructive as they are creative. 2. a band from … Continue reading

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EP Does Guilfest!

It was the highlight of the summer so far for Essentially Pop when we headed down to Guildford, Surrey to Guilfest. Although the forecast had been for heavy downpours in the early afternoon (and travelling to Guildford it certainly looked … Continue reading

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The Scintillas

Hailing from Epsom in the Surrey Downs, The Scintillas are a quartet you wouldn’t expect to find in leafy suburbia.  But they’re anything but ordinary. Influenced by such artists as The Kinks, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Police and The … Continue reading

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Midfield Workhorse

Named for their favourite footballers (“the no-flair, 110% for 90 minutes kinda guys”), Midfield Workhorse are anything but average.  Hailing from Kingston, Del, Dave, Rick and Andy are heavy on the guitars and strong on the vocals – not a … Continue reading

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Reverse Order

Hailing from New Jersey, Reverse Order are a fresh-faced band who pack no punches. Semi-finalists in America’s Got Talent in 2012, the pop/rock band formed in 2008, and comprise brothers John and Cruise Russo-Zirkel, Drew Katsock, and Frank Spangler.  Drew … Continue reading

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