Essentially Pop Makes #8 Spot On Feedspot’s Top 25 Pop Music Website List!

Here at Essentially Pop we don’t do a lot of tooting our own trumpets, rather we just get on with it, writing about all your faves and highlighting a lot of artists that you might never have otherwise come across. But from time to time, something amazing happens that makes us really very very proud, and today is the occasion of one of those things.

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The Shires – Stetsons On Statues!

If you were walking around London today, you may have noticed some of the city’s most recognised statues sporting pink cowboy hats. That might have something to do with The Shires, the biggest-selling UK Country act of all time, who release their new album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ on Friday April 20th.

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Above And Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job

Abramorama, Involved Management and Above and Beyond have announced the exclusive release of their behind the scenes documentary ‘Above and Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job’ on iTunes on April 17th. There will also be a UK Odeon Cinema screening today April 12th with the band attending a Q and A at the Covent Garden Odeon screening. Find tickets here.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – A Netflix Original

Based on the hugely popular books by Lemony Snicket, or American author, Daniel Handler, this Netflix Original returned for season two on March 30.

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‘The Life Tour’ – Boy George & Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle, And Tom Bailey From The Thompson Twins To Do 11 Date UK Arena Tour

November is looking pretty hot with tickets now on sale for ‘The Life Tour’. Commencing on the 9th of that month at Nottingham’s Motorpoint…

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STILL HUNGRY – Colin Blunstone Back In UK For Solo Live Dates Ahead Of New Zombies Spring Tour

When EP last spoke to Colin Blunstone he was preparing to head out with The Zombies on a world tour marking the 50th anniversary of their…

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BELA LUGOSI’S READ – Drummer Kevin Haskins’ New Book Relives His Years With Goth Rockers Bauhaus

Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins was behind the kit for one of the most iconic groups of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now he’s got…

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New Hope Club ‘Start Over Again’ With Video For New Track – We Catch Up With The Guys

The video for New Hope Club’s latest single, ‘Start Over Again’ is Out now. The clip sees each member of the band having a disaster ahead of their high school prom, including Reece who falls over in front of his date, breaking his glasses.

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Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK’ In Cinemas 6 April

STUDIOCANAL are proud to present this enchanting film starring Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael and Michelle Williams.

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Netflix’s LOST IN SPACE – The Robinsons’ Journey

This remake of the original 1965 series of the same name, arguably the original Sci-Fi series as it pre-dates the first episode of Star-Trek by a whole year, has been rebooted for the new Netflix generation, and what a reboot it is. The production team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter) have taken Irwin Allen’s creation and given it steroids. Stunning visuals, great special effects and big budgets, this has the lot. It’s the story of one family, the Robinsons, sent to colonise new worlds, who along the way, crash-land.

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Netflix’s PARADOX, Featuring Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, Launches March 23

‘Paradox’ – Great music, confusing story.
‘Many moons ago-in the future’, should just about sum this film up.

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NEW HOPE CLUB REVEAL THE ROAD TO THE EMPIRE

New Hope Club are rapidly bcoming one of 2018s breakout acts and have announced six free fanfest shows throughout April, as well as two shows at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, June 1 and 2.

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Six Quick Questions With JP Cooper Ahead Of World Poetry Day March 21

Critically acclaimed musician JP Cooper has joined forces with famed Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl to invite coffee and tea lovers to unleash their inner poet on World Poetry Day, March 21. We asked JP six quick questions about the campaign, as well as about his music.

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Kristin Hersh Among First Names Announced For Robert Smith Curated Meltdown Festival

Kristin Hersh is one of the first names to be announced as part of the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival to be held this June at London’s Southbank Centre.

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Hilarious Jeff Goldblum Improv Deleted Scene From ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Watch this hilarious deleted scene from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, starring Jeff Goldblum doing what he does best: improvising.

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Santa Clarita Diet – Murdering Has Become A Hobby For The Hammonds

Being undead is difficult, forever bloodthirsty and hungry for human flesh isn’t all it cracked up to be. ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 launches globally on Netflix, Friday, March 23rd.

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