Three LA artists, Marc Avery, Sean Carney, and Rockwell Sands have joined forces and formed their new band, WOLVES. The trio have released their debut single, ‘Animal’.Continue reading »
We’ve worked with Daniel Correa before featuring his pop/reggae track, ‘Don’t Stop’, back in the summer of 2016, which in an animated clip saw him hitting the streets of South Beach, Florida. Then in 2017 we shared ‘Fold It Back’, which added horns and synths to a hard-hitting backbeat, and the video showed an underdog boxer facing up against a champion prize fighter. Now to kick off 2018 we feature the video for Daniel’s latest track, ‘The Wraith’.Continue reading »
It’s loud. It’s fast, it’s Awolnation’s latest third studio album, ‘Here Come The Runts’ exploding out of your speakers. Out today, it’s an absolute whirl of electronica and rock guitars in fourteen tracks.Continue reading »
‘Heartbeats’, by The Winter Sounds, received praise for its gorgeous, hallucinatory video, from Huffington Post, Paste, AXS TV, and of course, us here at Essentially Pop. Now Patrick Keenan and filmmaker Zbanski Kino are back in the forests of Estonia, for the clip to the band’s follow up song, ‘Earth After A Thunderstorm’.Continue reading »
The name Tune-Yards (also known as tUnE-yArDs) is on everyone’s lips lately, and for good reason. Their new album, ‘I can feel you creep into my private life’, was released on January 19 and sees Tune-Yards creator Merrill Garbus joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner. Brenner produced and wrote the album, with lyrics by Garbus. New single ‘Heart Attack’, is out now.Continue reading »
Cub Sport Release Video For New Single ‘Good Guys Go’ Plus Announce UK Show At The Waiting Room May 9
Australian alt pop group, Cub Sport, have recently released the video for their song, ‘Good Guys Go’. It’s the third release from their second studio album, ‘BATS’.Continue reading »
Australian/Swedish duo Tiny Fighter haven’t been making music together for very long, but they are a name to watch out for. Tim Spelman moved from Melbourne to Stockholm in 2016, where he joined forces with local singer Theres Karlsson. The pair work to their strengths: Tim starts songs, Therese finishes them – together they play indie-pop music with a bittersweet edge and their debut single, ‘New Century’ is the perfect example.Continue reading »
New Jersey is known as the home of countless world-renowned artists; Springsteen, The Jonas Brothers, Frankie Valli, Paul Simon, Jon Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston among many others. The state also has a profoundly vibrant independent music scene, and it’s this underground movement in the clubs, bars, and basements which provides many young and inspired artitsts doing their thing. The Gray Vines are up there with the best of them, and have recently released ther new single, ‘See Me’.Continue reading »
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’s first album in four years, ‘Young Adult’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings.
With the immediate release of two brand new singles, ‘Adults’ and ‘Always’, and the promise of live appearances to come, Sam Duckworth and his cape-crusading nom-de-plume is back.
Though sonically worlds-apart, both tracks are wrapped-up in the thoughtful lyricism and cerebral arrangements that hallmark the many treasures of Get Cape Wear Cape’s rich and varied trove.
Dirty Heads, from Huntingdon Beach in California, are an Alternative/Hip Hop/Reggae collective that were formed in 1996 by Jared Watson and Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell. Their latst single, ‘Celebrate’ features The Unlikely Candidates, from Fort Worth, Texas. The track is paired with a video directed by Wayne Isham, which combines old family photos and videos, shots of the band performing, as well as concert footage.Continue reading »
Founding and former member of Kaiser Chiefs and songwriter Nick JD Hodgson has released his debut solo album, ‘Tell Your Friends’.Continue reading »
Reggae/dance fusion artist Ibru was raised on the remote Bahamian island of South Andros, and is fully committed to making inspirational and culturally conscious music and spreading it far and wide. Now living in Jamaica, Ibru’s new single, ‘My Life’, documents his life story with an upbeat track and a raw, and vibrant video.Continue reading »
Acclaimed indie alt folk band Wildwood Kin released their new single, ‘Steady My Heart’ on January 26, through newly relaunced Sony Music imprint, Silvertone. The track comes form their debut album, ‘Turning Tides’, and the single is a newly recorded version, produced by Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) and mixed by Dave Bascombe.Continue reading »
When The Mayan Factor’s lead singer Ray Schuler – known as Ray Ray to their fans – died unexpectedly in 2011, it wasn’t expected that the Baltimore band would carry on. They did go on hiatus in the wake of Ray’s death, but eventually answered the pleas of the international legion of devotees, and they reunited. Now the surviving members of The Mayan Factor have come together, to release archival material featuring Ray Ray’s performances, and also to create new music. Their song, ‘Warflower’, falls into the former category, and is a song first recorded by the band with Ray Ray back in 2003.Continue reading »
Melbourne Australia band, jacobs run comprises Michael Jacobs, Fabian Bucci, and Peter Curigliano. The trio have played in bands together for a number of years and it’s this which has led them to craft their self-assured and polished sound, showcasing their mastery of songwriting and orchestration. ‘Sleepwalking’, their latest single, shows to perfection their message as a band, who set out to create music for people who believe in the power of rock and roll to be uplifting, intelligent, and have a substantial meaning.Continue reading »
Superstar country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton joined Justin Timberlake on his new song ‘Say Something’ released today, with their collaboration following their famous performance of Chris’ version of George Jones’ ‘Tennessee Whiskey’, and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Drink You Away’ at the 2015 CMA awards, which helped launch Chris into the music stratosphere. The striking one-take music video/short film directed by Arturo Perez Jr, dropped this week and sees Chris join Justin towards the middle of the video, it was an instant hit with Rolling Stone describing it as “stunning”.Continue reading »