Dreams Can Come True: We Premiere Peppermint Heaven’s New EP ‘Dreams’

You’d have to be a relative newcomer to Essentially Pop to not have read our posts about Peppermint Heaven. The duo, comprising Juno and Spark, are a bundle of contradictions: they come from Chicago, they’re based in LA, but their sound is anything but representative of either city: rather it is a very pleasant trip down memory lane to the 80s and the sound of UK synth pop.

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R&B Artist Susana Esono Releases Latest Album, ‘My Baby’

Having moved to the US from her homeland of Equatorial Guinea to pursue her music career, Susana Esono makes her EP debut with ‘My Baby’. The release comprises five songs, and is a fine showcase of her songwriting skills.

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C Scarlet Releases Debut EP ‘Angel In The Making’

‘Angel In The Making’ is the 5 track debut EP by English singer, C Scarlet. The artist has dreamed of pursing a music career for her whole life, and with her first EP covers a range of musical styles, including RnB, and Trap.

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Calypso Artist John Richards Releases Latest Single, ‘Brexit’

Taking his inspiration from the social and political events of recent years, Calypso artist John Richards has released his latest EP, ‘Brexit’. The record makes use of his upbeat dancehall calypso style of music, while covering UK events such as the Brexit Referendum, and England’s cricket performance.

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Alex Brenchley Releases New EP, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice?’

Out on Monday, June 8, London based artist and musician Alex Brenchley’s latest release, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice?’, is an EP of Beach Boys covers, allowing Alex to immerse himself in their songwriting genius.

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Shaefri Releases New Single ‘23’

Shaefri has released her brand new single ‘23’, ahead of her EP titled, ‘Girl’ which is out July 1st.

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Singer Songwriter Sean Kenneally Releases Latest EP, ‘Hopeless Romantic’

Sean Kenneally is a self-taught singer and musician from Houston, Texas, but now based in New Orleans where he makes his living performing. His debut EP, ‘Hopeless Romantic’, tells the story of falling in love, but having, due to circumstances, to let each other go.

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X Ambassadors Release New EP ‘Belong’

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors have released their new EP, ‘Belong’, today March 6th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The three track EP features the brand-new song ‘Everything Sounds Like A Love Song’.

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Peppermint Heaven EP Premiere – ‘Red Balloons’

Peppermint Heaven have done it again with the release of their latest EP, ‘Red Balloons’ this Friday, 28 February.

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Ugly Runner Releases Debut EP ‘Romanticizer’

Three-piece rock band from North Carolina, Ugly Runner, have recently released their unique 6 track EP. ‘Romanticizer’ is now available to stream via all major streaming platforms.

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#Keane Reveal Special Three Part ‘Retroactive EP’ Featuring Early And Unreleased Demos

Legendary UK band Keane have released a very special series of three EPs, all of which feature rare, and early, demos and session tracks.

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Katie Kittermaster ‘Coming Home At Dawn’ Debut EP Review

Bright and hopeful new talent Katie Kittermaster has released her debut EP ‘Coming Home At Dawn’, which balances some of the most astute, honest and mature lyrics for a young, up and coming artist.

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ASTRALINGUA RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘SAFE PASSAGE’

Quite fitting to their name, the Denver-based duo Astralingua makes music that exists somewhere in liminal space.

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‘Mimosa Hygiene’ By The Criticals Will Take You From The 60s To The Present Day Without You Even Leaving Your House

Nashville based rock band The Criticals were formed in 2018 by Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart. Their music and live performances are noted for their high energy, and when you realise they get their inspiration from the likes of The Stone Roses, Janes Addiction, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, and The Libertines, you get maybe an inkling of what they sound like.

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PRETTYMUCH RELEASE NEW ‘INTL:EP’ ft. CNCO, NCT DREAM, LUISA SONZA AND INIGO PASCUAL

US band PRETTYMUCH, comprising Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Nick Mara, and Zion Kuwonu, have announced that they are releasing an international EP, featuring collaborations with artists from all over the world, including CNCO, Luisa Sonzo, Inigo Pascual and NCT Dream. Very conveniently this is also the name of their new release, ‘INTL:EP’.

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Our ‘Reflections’ On The New EP From Engelbert Humperdinck

Last year we reviewed Engelbert Humperdinck’s Christmas album, his first seasonal offering in 40 years; the previous year we reviewed ‘The Man I Want To Be’, and now, he’s back with a new EP, ‘Reflections’, out this Friday, 15 November.

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Jonatha Brooke’s Confessional EP Is Years In The Making

The new release from Jonatha Brooke might be years in the making. It’s a bare-all dive into the parts of the psyche we are most ashamed of and it’s the perfect way to get those negative feelings out in the open this winter-y season.

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The Camino Side Project’s Paul Farran Releases New EP ‘North America’

Paul Farran – the musician behind the Camino Side Project – has just released his fantastic new EP.

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Not So Righteous Brings People Together With Debut EP, ‘A Nasty Way To Go’

Drawing comparisons to blink-182, New Found Glory, and A Day To Remember, Devonshire pop-punk band, Not So Righteous have recently released their debut EP. Frontman Brett Daniels spoke with Zac Sherratt.

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boerd brings a lofty serenity to his latest single ‘Before We Drown’ ft. Stella Explorer

The Swedish producer Bard Ericson – also known as boerd – releases majestic new single ‘Before We Drown’, featuring the amazing Stella Explorer.

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