Category Archives: New Releases

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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Jedward Drop Music Video After Dramatic Coastal Rescue!

The music video for Jedward’s latest single, Free Spirit has been released today – but not without a bit of drama first! Jedward fans woke up to the story that the Dublin twins had been rescued by helicopter in 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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Union J Set To Shock!

Union J say their new album, due to be released later this year, will shock people. Speaking to Digital Spy at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Jaymi Hensley said: “We’ve taken a lot of time out but it was to … Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran Turns the Top Ten Green

Ed Sheeran is a clever man.  Dropping a single a day for the past week, he’s ensured that he’s turned the download charts a very lovely shade of green. In his native UK, Sheeran has five songs in the iTunes … Continue reading

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Free Spirit Lyric Video – Jedward

You might wonder why we do so much about Jedward. Well, truth is, we like them. Nay, we love them! The Dublin duo have worked very hard to get where they are, and we at Essentially Pop admire that.  So, … Continue reading

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Jedward To Release New Album

Irish Pop Twins, Jedward, have revealed the art work to their new single Free Spirit, which will be released on 17th of May, in the run up to the summer launch of their fourth album, the name of which is … Continue reading

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Lost in a Name

“Lost in a Name is a real rock band, not posers attempting to make rock music, mimicking what they’ve heard before. This band plays rock from the heart…” – themusicsluts.com  “…An exceptionally talented band to say the least. Lost In … Continue reading

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What Direction?

Are One Direction heading the wrong way?  If their recent single release, the title track from their third album, “Midnight Memories” is any indication, this might be the case.  The song was released on March 9, and according to the … Continue reading

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