‘Carnival Of The Animals’ – The Kanneh-Masons Breathe New Life Into Saint-Saëns’ Zoological Classic With Help From Michael Morpurgo And Olivia Colman

I have to admit something – I’d never heard of The Kanneh-Masons before being given the opportunity to review this album, released via Decca. But I *had* heard, and heard OF ‘Carnival Of The Animals’. And I’d heard of Michael Morpurgo, and Olivia Colman.

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2017 The Voice UK Finalist Michelle John Releases Latest Album ‘Diva Songbook – Through the Storm’

‘Diva Songbook – Through The Storm’, is the new album from Michelle John, who rose to fame in 2017 when she was a finalist on The Voice UK.

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Friday 13th Can’t Be Considered Unlucky As Chris Stapleton Releases New Album ‘Starting Over’

Chris Stapleton is a five time Grammy winner, ten time CMA award and seven time ACM award winner. So to say that a new album from him is a Country music event is an understatement. In fact, such is the respect that this Kentucky born artist is held in across the board, this is quite simply a music event.

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Essentially Pop Gets To Chat With Sacha Puttnam Who Is To Release ‘Spirit Of Cinema’ On November 6th

I’m a self confessed lover of soundtrack music. The first vinyl I ever bought was the soundtrack from ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and ‘For A Few Dollars More’ by Ennio Morricone. That led to ‘Great Western Film Themes Collection’, and ‘ The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’, and I was hooked. These days I have over 150 soundtracks on vinyl and a majority of these are Morricone. So, when I got the chance to chat with Sacha Puttnam: classical musician, soundtrack composer and rock keyboard playing son of legendary movie producer Lord David Puttnam, it’s hard to underestimate my excitement. Add to that the fact that he is just about to release a stunning collection of reimagined soundtrack music from some of his father’s greatest films, which unsurprisingly number among some of the greatest films ever, and you may still underestimate.

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Out Now – Chris Difford’s Song Club Album Inspired By Frontline Photos Taken By NHS Nurse

An album of songs by award-winning songwriters – including Nick Heyward, Graham Gouldman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mark Nevin and more – that celebrate frontline nurses is released today. Curated by Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, the Song Club album is inspired by photographs taken by Hannah Grace Deller, a nurse on the front line.

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Nik Kershaw’s New Album Is Not So Much An ‘Oxymoron’ As The Title Suggests

Considering Nik Kershaw wrote the tracks on ‘Oxymoron’ before Covid-19 irrevocably altered 2020, there’s a great many songs which work very well in describing this year. But that says a lot about Kershaw doesn’t it; there’s a reason Elton John described him as the best songwriter of his generation. He is the consummate songwriter, his songs stand the test of time.

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Out Today – The Debut Solo EP From Andrew Farriss, ‘Love Makes The World’

If you’re an Australian of a certain age (ie. me), and you hear the name Andrew Farriss, your ears immediately prick up. The acclaimed singer songwriter has long been synonymous with Aussie rock legends INXS, for whom he was not just a founding member, but also the keyboardist, guitarist and main composer.

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Erasure’s New Album ‘The Neon’ Takes Us To Wherever We Want To Be

Out today via Mute Records, Erasure’s album, ‘The Neon’, could be just as easily be a trip back in time, as much as it’s a contemporary album. It’s all about how you view it. Those of a certain age might be transported to the days of neon fingerless gloves, teased up hair like birds’ nests, and stirrup pants and Doc Martens (brogues or boots – your choice), paired with oversized painter shirts. But then again, it’s very much a contemporary album, touching on very modern themes. A lot of the issues of the 80s are revisited – albeit in slightly different form – today, and albums like ‘The Neon’ are what we needed then, and now, to take our minds off those things.

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NEEDTOBREATHE: ‘OUT OF BODY’ ALBUM REVIEW

Grammy nominated country rock band, ‘NEEDTOBREATHE’ is set to release their new album, ‘Out of Body’.

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Voice Of A Rebel: Jedward’s Fourth Album Still Stands Out One Year Since Release

Jedward’s fourth album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ was released one year ago today, 27 June 2019. Their first with their new label Universal Music Singapore, the release comprises 22 tracks, all written and produced by John and Edward themselves.

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Larkin Poe Release New Album ‘Self Made Man’

The sister-duo Larkin Poe has recently dropped their brand-new album ‘Self Made Man’.

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Riva Taylor’s Album ‘This Woman’s Heart’ Set To Complete Soon

Riva Taylor’s upcoming album, ‘This Woman’s Heart’, is very much the music of an artist that has grown from that successful girl to a woman with something new to say, there is personal retrospection for sure, even jealousy, but there is no regret.

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Eileen Gogan And The Instructions: ‘Under Moving Skies’ Calls To Mind Other Irish Artists But That’s Not A Bad Thing

When you hear the lyrics of ‘More Time’, the first track on Eileen Gogan And The Instructions new album, ‘Under Moving Skies’, you know it’s by an Irish artist. Sure, you might argue, Eileen Gogan’s very name is a bit of a give away, but I think it goes further than that. There’s a certain melancholy to Irish music; you’ll hear it in The Cranberries, The Corrs, U2 – even more recent Irish artists such as Inhaler, Jedward, Columbia Mills, and Robert O’Connor have it. Kodaline has it. And Eileen Gogan has it in spades.

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ALONE AGAIN OR – Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Flies Solo On New Album Random Desire

As he enters the latter part of his career Afghan Whigs’ mainman Greg Dulli seems to be tapping into a rich vein of creativity.

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Album Of The Week: Aut Ratchaphom Wows With Debut Album ‘LeadOFF’

Aut Ratchaphom is from Perth, Western Australia, and has just released his debut album, fittingly entitled, ‘LeadOFF’. The 13 track album came out on 29 February, is a brightly brilliant example of what is still to come from the 18 year old singer songwriter.

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