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 Essential Advent Calendar: December 17

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 17 – The Rising Share The True Meaning Of Christmas With Seasonal Single ‘Christmas Brought You Here’

Behind door number 17 of The Essential Advent Calendar we have Belfast favourites, The Rising, with their seasonal release, ‘Christmas Brought You Here’.

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Midge Ure And Band Electronica Announce October The 1980 Tour Including Belfast And Dublin Dates

This is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live. The music will be performed in a stage setting designed to reflect the atmosphere and ambience the albums deserve.

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The Rising Are ‘Moving On’ With Only Six Weeks To Go Before UK Tour

Following on from their album, ‘Moving On’, as well as their recently released seasonal EP, ‘Christmas Brought You Here’, Belfast based trio The Rising will be performing four dates across the UK this February.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 2 – The Rising Announce Festive EP ‘Christmas Brought You Here’

Belfast’s finest, The Rising, have literally only just released their new album, ‘Moving On’, and now are about to drop their surprise festive EP, ‘Christmas Brought You Here’. Set for release on December 14, it’s available to pre-order from iTunes.

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Katie Melua’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ Is Everything You Expect And Then Some

‘Ultimate Collection’ commemorates the 15 years since Katie Melua released her debut album, ‘Call Off The Search’, which topped the charts and set her on course to become the best selling female artist in the UK and Europe of 2006. The album contains 30 songs from her 7 studio albums, as well as her cover of ‘Fields Of Gold’, which she recorded in 2017 as the Children In Need single, and two brand new recordings – ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, synonymous with Shirley Bassey and James Bond; and the Simon and Garfunkel classic, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

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THE KOOKS Release New Album And Unveil ‘Four Leaf Clover’ Video Ahead Of UK Tour Dates

The Kooks have released their much awaited fifth studio album, ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’, via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings. The album coincides with a new video for ‘Four Leaf Clover’, which has been directed by Sophia + Robert, from Odelay Films, best known for their work with Kara Marni, and Grace Carter.

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The Rising Are ‘Moving On’ To Even Better Things – A Track By Track First Impression Review

The Rising have been around for a few years now, with their first album ‘Coming Home’ released back in 2014, and before that, members…

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Essential Advent Calendar: The Rising – ‘This Special Time Of Year’

The Rising are pleased to announce the release of their special Christmas single ‘This Special Time Of Year’. Recorded in the band’s native hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland at the bands own Renegade Studios, and also PlethoraTone Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Pete Gardiner At The Islington 1st June 2017

Steve Holley reports on Pete Gardiner’s gig, Thursday night at The Islington, North London. Pete is fresh from performing at The Viper Room, Los Angeles.

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Pete Gardiner House Gig Live At Branden Farm – March 11th 2017

In an Essentially Pop exclusive, Pete Gardiner recently performed at a houseparty hosted at the home of one of our writers, Steve Holley.

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Alex Francis Releases Single, ‘Make Believe’

UK singer/songwriter Alex Francis has released his new single, ‘Make Believe’, ahead of his upcoming UK and European tour dates. The artist is also supporting pop legend Melanie C.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Katie Melua – ‘O Holy Night’

We’re getting to the tail end of our Essential Advent Calendar and opening the 18th door we find Katie Melua, and her gorgeous version of…

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The Rising Bring Their New Sound To ‘Last First Love’

The Rising are set to release their new single, ‘Last First Love’ on 16 September. It’s the first track including all of the new line up, and is a sound that we can really get on board with.

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Evering Release ‘City Flyer’ And Announce UK And Ireland Dates

Check out the very moving and beautiful ‘City Flyer’, by Scottish duo, Evering. The pair are playing tonight at The Glory, in East London, ahead of dates in Ireland and London.

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New Portals Release Video for New Single, ‘Stay Here Tonight’

The Belfast duo New Portals, have revealed their video for new single, ‘Stay Here Tonight’.

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