Nina Nesbitt – A Fiery Performance At The Great Escape

Nina Nesbitt was one of a few better-known names to feature at The Great Escape, a festival in Brighton which showcases unsigned, or lesser known bands and artists from around the world.

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Matías Malagardis Releases Debut Single ‘Forget’

In the last three months, Britain has seen snow, sun, downpours and dryness. The weather has been, at the best of times, unpredictable. If only there was a way that t-shirt season could be guaranteed. Well, there just might be.

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Kick Out The Jams Organiser Roger Kent Talks To Essentially Pop – Four Stages, For Music Lovers

Kick Out the Jams brings the best of indie alt-rock to Brighton between 17 and 19 May.

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Brighton’s Alternative Escape Festival Releases 2018 Line-Up

The noisy neighbour of The Great Escape Festival has let loose a torrent of talent as it reveals its line-up for 2018, offering up a diverse serving of rock, punk, pop and more.

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Alison Moyet’s ‘The Other Live Collection’ Is Simply Sublime

Released on 20 April ‘The Other Live Collection’ from Alison Moyet takes a few listens to get the full depth and breadth of it. Recorded in front of a live audience, it’s 13 tracks of what must be the most beautiful voice in music today.

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MEDITATE debuts video for ‘AWAY’

Meditate, aka Mehdi Monir, recently debuted his first ever video for his song, ‘Away’. The rapper, songwriter and model encorporates a fusion of both hip hop and grime.

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A Sit Down with Suzi Island

Amid a hectic schedule including the impending release of their debut single, Show me the Way, on 23 March, and a string of live shows, alt-rock outfit Suzi Island (made up of Hugh Reilly-Smith and Matt Carter) found time to answer a few of my questions.

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Suzi Island – ‘Show Me the Way’

Brighton based duo Suzi Island serve up a piece of alt-rock perfection with their debut single, ‘Show Me the Way’.

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Percival Elliott – ‘Forever’

Indie-rock duo Percival Elliott are from the south coast of England, and comprise Olly Hite and Samuel Carter-Brazier. The pair have recently released ‘Forever’, the first single from their forthcoming album, ‘Save Your Soul’.

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Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter Jamie Mathias Releases New Album ‘The Great Escape LP’

Indie pop artist Jamie Mathias released his new album, ‘The Great Escape LP’ today, following the success of his EP release in 2015, which in turn led to huge success on his YouTube channel.

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Beekeeper – ‘Sunday Paper Politician’

Beekeeper is the indie rock project of Daniel Morton. The Brighton-based singer songwriter is set to release his very topical track, ‘Sunday Paper Politician’, this Wednesday, June 7, in time for the UK General Election.

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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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The Phoenix Rose And Soared With New Track ‘Is This Luv’

With a beautiful video filmed on location in and around Brighton and its historic Royal Pavilion, comes The Phoenix Rose, and their reggae-tinged song, ‘Is This Luv’.

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Corinne Bailey Rae Announces UK Headline Tour Dates

Following the critically acclaimed release of her new album ‘The Heart Speaks In Whispers’, Corinne Bailey Rae has confirmed the dates for her first UK tour in five years as she brings her live show set to excite major cities across the country.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE ’16

Anna Nilsson went to Brighton for The Great Escape – and had a great adventure!

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Who Is Zachary Dogwood! An Essentially Pop Exclusive

We introduced the very intriguing Zachary Dogwood late last month, and thought it might be nice to find out a bit more about them. We spoke with Adam Seigel.

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