The Essential Weekly Playlist of: DEMAR

Born in Miami but now based in Brooklyn, alt-pop artist DEMAR got her break when she released a Kendrick Lamar cover that went viral – the track currently has over 1.5 million Spotify streams.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Matt LeGrand

Today’s Essential Weekly Playlist comes from Matt LeGrand, who we’ve covered before in August with his song, ‘All Good’, and his Christmas cover of the Stevie Wonder song, ‘What Christmas Means To Me’.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Peppermint Heaven

We’ve had a good working relationship with Peppermint Heaven for several years now, and they even did an Essential Weekly Playlist for us back in 2016. The duo comprising Juno and Spark, based in Los Angeles, are strongly influenced by the likes of Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, New Order, Howard Jones, Psychedelic Furs…..among others – so it’s no surpise to see a few of those names turn up in their Essential Weekly Playlist.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Jess And The Bandits

We’ve been proud to support Jess And The Bandits pretty much from the start, and we love how far they’ve come and how far they’ve still to go. JATB are about to tour the UK and we caught up with them for their Essential Weekly Playlist.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Tally Spear

Tally Spear is a folk/pop writer & singer, born and raised in London. Her latest single, ‘Just Don’t Know’, is out now and is available on all platforms.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Nathassia Devine

Our second Essential Weekly Playlist comes from Dutch born but London resident electronic music artist, Nathassia.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Ray Quinn

We interviewed singer Ray Quinn earlier this week about his new tour, which you can read here. Now we’ve tapped further into the workings of Ray’s mind, and bring you his Essential Playlist.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Gary Quinn

British country artist Gary Quinn gives us his Essential Playlist. Gary is about to go on UK tour with Luke & Mel this September.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Jamie Jamal (This Human Condition)

Jamie Jamal is one half of electronic duo “This Human Condition” from Bristol. You can find them online on their website. Jamie gives us his Essential Weekly Playlist.

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Dawson Reigns – ‘Love Was All You’

We’ve now featured Dawson Reigns a few times on Essentially Pop: he gave us his Essential Weekly Playlist a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday we brought to you our interview with him. His latest song, ‘Love Was All You’, is out now and is available to download from iTunes and Google Play, and stream on Spotify.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Cecilia G

London-based Italian singer songwriter Cecilia G gives us her Essential Weekly Playlist. It will probably change tomorrow, and was quite different yesterday. We hope you enjoy it!

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Dawson Reigns

This week’s essential playlist comes from Nashville country recording artist, Dawson Reigns. We’ll be bringing you more about Dawson in coming weeks.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Introflirt’s Ben Benjamin

Our third of three playlists from California’s Introflirt comes from Ben Benjamin, the band’s vocalist, writer, and studio synth player. Public Memory – ‘Ringleader’ This…

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Introflirt’s Vafa

Last week we had Brendan Dreaper, sound engineer of Introflirt, giving us his Essential Weekly Playlist. This week, with a very eclectic mix, it’s the turn of Vafa Donorous, who is the synth player and live director for the band.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Introflirt’s Brendan Dreaper

Last week we introduced you to Oakland California band, Introflirt, and their new release, ‘Frozen Lace’, ahead of their second album, ‘Temporary Heaven’. This week’s Essential Playlist comes from the man behind their distinctive sound – Brendan Dreaper, their sound engineer and manager.

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