Gunnar The Fifth On Iceland, Music, Tattoos, And ‘Fell Off A Ledge’

Earlier this week we wrote about ‘Fell Off A Ledge’, the new single from Gunnar The Fifth. Now Lisa has had the chance to ask Gunnar himself a few questions about his music, his career as a tattoo artist, and Iceland.

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It’s Mid-March But We Speak To Late July About Her Life, Inspirations, And Music

Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DARE YOU NOT TO ABOUT TOUR AND BAND LIFE

Dare You Not To are a UK 5 piece boyband made up of Huw, Brodie, Dushane, Max and Chase. Although they’ve been together less tahn a year, their social media followers are increasing every day, ensuring that DYNT are certainly a boyband you need to know about.

Amy got the chance to speak to the boys about tour life and their future plans.

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INTERVIEW – eli. Talks to Us About His New Single “make it”

The very talented young singer eli. has recently dropped his brand new single “make it” in to the world. His single “i’m sad” has racked up an astonishing 50 million streams to date! He also has a phenomenal 1.3 million monthly listeners on his Spotify…so far. That already large number is sure to go up after the release of “make it.”

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Skin The Sun: We Talk To LA Based Singer Songwriter Kendall Rucks

Originally from Florida, but now based in Los Angeles, Kendall Rucks takes elements of rock, blues, and dream pop, and fuses them together to create a sound that is both provocative and captivating.

Lisa caught up with Kendall and dug in deep about her life, music, and what to expect from her in the future.

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Neil Arthur, Blancmange Superstar, Talks With Essentially Pop

Blancmange, the hugely successful British electronic band have a new album and a tour to go with it. Kicking off in Scotland on May 1st and working their way across the U.K. to finish in October. To go with the tour they have a new album ‘ Mindset’ which releases on May 22nd. Blancmange music has been used in so much recent music by La Roux, LCD Sound System and Hot Chip. So influential is the band and their music that electronic superstar Moby described the, as “the most underrated electronic band of all time”, high praise indeed. Since Stephen Luscombe was forced by illness to stop touring or recording after 2011’s ‘Blanc Burn’, the band’s evolution has continued with Neil Arthur at the helm and Essentially Pop were lucky enough to chat with him this week about the new album, the tour and even ABBA, who’s ‘Day Before You Came’ they superbly covered. It’s an honour to get a glimpse at what motivates one of our own electronic superstars.

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Undeniable: Ray Quinn Talks About Life, Music, And The Future

Ray Quinn is back! His new album, ‘Undeniable’, is out on May 29, preceded by an incredible big band cover of the Duffy classic, ‘Mercy’. Lisa had the opportunity to speak to him about life, music, and ‘Undeniable’.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Gracie Laboy

Gracie Laboy is a singer/songwriter, originally from Washington DC, but now based in Los Angeles. Lisa met up with Gracie on 26 January, Grammys Day, right in the middle of Hollywood, at Hollywood and Highland, quite literally above where the Academy Awards were held the following week.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Grace Gaustad

Grace Gaustad is still only 18 years old, but has been making waves in Los Angeles in recent months, since she covered Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’. Recognised for her deep vocals, Grace has been working with Lady Gaga’s singing coach since she before she entered her teenage years. Grace has quite the profile on social media, with just under 500K followers on Instagram, as well as 80K+ on Facebook, and 73K+ subscribers on YouTube. While in Los Angeles recently, Lisa asked Grace a few quick questions about her life, music, and inspirations.

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Larkins Talk to Us About Their Brand New EP “Hit & Run”

The rising Manchester four-piece Larkins’ brand new EP ‘Hit & Run’ is now available to stream through Spotify! We recently got in touch with the band prior the release to talk about it further.

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New Hope Club Tells All About Their New Album and Upcoming Tour!

New Hope Club fans! The wait is finally over! After being a band for a good few years, the boys have finally dropped their long awaited album. The 13 track record sees some absolute bangers. From fan favourites; Permission, Medicine and Let Me Down Slow, to brand new bops; Why Oh Why and Serious. This album will get you tapping your feet and destroying the replay button.

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INTERVIEW WITH MAY ROSA ABOUT ‘BEFORE I KNEW (SUMMER)’ AND 2020 PLANS

Amy had the chance to talk to Belfast-based singer/songwriter May Rosa about her new single, ‘Before I Knew (Summer)’.

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The Pondhawks: The Top Of The Indie Music World

Often recited as being reminiscent of The Beatles, the Chicago based duo, The Pondhawks are quickly rising as one of the biggest Indie factions in the world. Their vocals and harmonies continue to bend genres and delight fans. Their newest song, “Afraid of Love” continues to create a buzz and fans are anxiously awaiting to see what’s next.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JASON ALLAN ON HIS SHOW IN APRIL AND 2020 PLANS!

Amy had the chance to speak to Liverpool based pop artist Jason Allan about his up-and-coming show in Liverpool, how he got into music and his plans for 2020.

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Flawes Tells All About Their Upcoming Debut Album ‘Highlights’

The indie-pop trio Flawes have announced the date of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Highlights’. The 12-track album will be available to stream from the 31st January across all major streaming platforms.

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FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION – NYC’s The 1865 Evoke The Past To Shine A Light On The Dark Underbelly Of Trump’s America

If there’s any succour for those feeling demoralised and disenfranchised by the current state of world politics, it’s the revival of a fierce musical…

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“A-Ha Was Not A Stage For Pushing Politics” – Eiken Bruhn Shares Interview With A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen

November, 16th, a windowless dressing room in the catacombs of the Bremen concert hall ÖVB Arena, where everything seems to be coloured in beige, the faux leather couches and even the bizarre table-arrangement of a plastic agave. Next door Morten Harket is practising scales; A-ha will appear on stage in this sold out arena in one and a half hours. Keyboarder and co-songwriter Magne Furuholmen (57) is using the occasion to promote his current solo record “White X-Mas Lies”. It’s near the end of the first part of A-ha’s ongoing world tour and he seems a bit tired, but answers all questions with a friendly attentiveness.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LAVENGRO! WE TALK LOVE ME AND TOURS!

  Lavengro are a five-piece pop band based in Derry, Northern Ireland, comprising Gareth Borrow (vocals), Dave Healy (guitar), Emmet McDaid (bass) Jack Kyle…

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CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN: THE RISE – Rare Interview and Unseen Footage Marking Ten Years – BBC iPlayer And BBC Music YouTube

All four members of Catfish and the Bottlemen appear together in a rare, joint interview to celebrate a decade on record and on the road in a dedicated programme, ‘The Rise: 10 Years, 10 Key Moments’, exclusive to BBC iPlayer and BBC Music’s YouTube channel.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IDOLISING NOVA ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE!

Amy Bell spoke to UK three-piece Idolising Nova about their single, ‘Party Through The Night’ and plans for 2020.

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