Naked Congress – ‘Falling’

We wrote about Naked Congress a few days back, with their track, ‘In My Room’. Now we’re privileged to share a second release, ‘Falling’, from the Swedish artist, who now bases himself in Germany.

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Sinplus Show ‘Dreams’ Can Come True With New Single

Sinplus comprise brothers Ivan and Gabriel Broggini, and if you’re like me, you’ll remember them from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, where they represented their native Switzerland in the first semi final with the song, ‘Unbreakable’. But even if you’re not like me, you’ll nonetheless be impressed to know that Sinplus won an MTV Award as best Swiss Act, as well as a nomination for Best European Act. Sinplus’ latest single, ‘Dreams’, was released in April, and its radio friendly sound, with delightfully close sibling harmonies, should well see it played on radio stations across the UK and US.

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Alt-Rock Trio Desert Mountain Tribe Return With Surging Second Album

The album, ‘Om Parvat Mystery’, is named after an ancient holy mountain in the Himalayas. On a recent radio appearance, the band also joked that it was because making the album had been an uphill struggle, with half being recorded in the UK and half in the Faroe Islands.

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Fieldcrest Release The Single ‘Just Breathe’ From Their Debut EP, ‘Meadowlark’

Alt-rock band Fieldcrest have delivered an impressive first single, ‘Just Breathe’, taken from their EP, ‘Meadowlark’.

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‘Ro Sham Bo’ From Beaux Cheveux Is Very Fine Indeed

“Beaux Cheveux” translates as “beautiful hair” in English and the band comprising Adrian Conner and Clementine could as easily be named “Beaux Voix” as they also have very fine voices.

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Jonny Shitbag & The Smokes – ‘You Could Not Have Given the Slightest of Fucks’

Jonny Shitbag and The Smokes release their first (and quite possibly last) album, beautifully titled, ‘You Could Not Have Given the Slightest of Fucks’. Go on, take a second to appreciate that name. All done? Then we’ll begin…

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Karen Atkins – ‘High On Love (Can’t Get Too)’

In the video for her latest song, ‘High On Love (Can’t Get Too)’, Californian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karen Atkins escapes earth and coasts through the universe in her cherry-red Tesla Roadster. Created a full six months before the SpaceX Rocket launch both video and rocket were released at the same time. Talk about cosmic coincidences!

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Jon Grayson Is Anything But A ‘Stranger’ With Release Of New EP

Jon Grayson is a singer songwriter originally from the Medway Towns region of Kent, but now living in London, whose ‘Stranger’ EP was released late last year. The 4 track record has a pop-rock flavour with touches of reggae in parts.
Catch Jon Grayson performing tonight at The Islington with his full band headline show.

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The Gray Vines – ‘See Me’

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’.

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Pop Artist Soulvarr Releases Newest Single ‘Lust’

Originally from Watertown, New York, but now based in Daytona Beach, Florida, pop and dance artist Soulvarr is no newcomer to music, coming from rock band, Autumn’s Last Fall. Real name Douglas Freeman, Soulvarr’s latest release, ‘Lust’, has been inspired by rapper Post Malone, and was created from a hard rock song he wrote for Autumn’s Last Fall.

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Jane N’ The Jungle – ‘One Time’

Jane N’ The Jungle are certainly making a name for themselves with their unique blend of 90s style alt and modern rock. The Phoenix Arizona trio, who formed back in 2013, have already graced the pages of Essentially Pop several times in 2017 alone, most notably with their singles, ‘Killed Someone’, and ‘Faded Stars’. Now they’ve released their final instalment for the year, ‘One Time’; a pared down ballad which gives the listener a deeply personal look at the band.

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AMERA – ‘Connected’

Los Angeles trio AMERA takes their audiences on a sonic journey which includes huge soundscapes and ground-shattering drops. The trio comprising Brooke Adams on vocals, Mikael Oganes on synths and keys, and Donovan Butez on guitar, formed in 2015 and have already performed hundreds of shows worldwide.

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Calamity the Kid – ‘American Muscle’

Los Angeles trio Calamity The Kid seamlessly blend 90s garage rock with modern indie, on their intoxicating new single, ‘American Muscle’.

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Queens of the Stone Age – ‘The Way You Used To Do’

The video for Queens Of The Stone Age’s ‘The Way You Used To Do’ has been described by Billboard as “a Satanic Fever Dream.” The first single from their album, ‘Villains’, it was originally released exclusively to Apple Music, and topped the Billboard charts. It’s now also been released on Vevo, and has almost cracked the million mark in its first week.

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Fuzzy pop band The Yada Yada Yadas drop debut single.

Recently formed Durham-based alternative rock band The Yada Yada Yadas drop debut track Oceans – via Silent Kid Records – taken from their debut EP ‘Way…No Way’, out in January 2018.

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The Begowatts release ‘Grande Charade’

Crafting a distinctive blend of rock and roll which is rooted in deep 70s grooves with a modern aesthetic, The Begowatts came together in 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. The band, who comprise David French on lead guitar and vocals, Ben Tofflemire on rhythm guitar, Aaron Androsky on bass and percussion, and Dan Carpenter on drums, honed their live performance and perfected their sound through touring relentlessly, with the result that they built up a huge buzz across the Midwest.

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