lotusbliss – ‘Carpet’

The music of lotusbliss, comprising brothers Seth, Josh, and Adam Gauton, from Canterbury, Kent, comes at you like a speeding train: unwavering, insistent, determinedly powerful. They grew up making music together, but formed as lotusbliss in 2018 while tossing around band names in a lighthearted conversation. Debut single, ‘Beautiful Monotone’, was released in November last year, while new single, ‘Carpet’, is the second and final release from their EP, ‘A Good Death Is A Beautiful Thing’.

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Announcing Today – Rochester Castle Concerts: Jools Holland, TheLibertines, The Jacksons, Ub40 – July 8 – 11th 2020

Rochester Castle, on the east bank of the River Medway in Rochester, Kent, features a beautiful 12th-century tower, which is one of the best…

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NIGHT FLIGHT Share Ambitious New Indie-Rock Single ‘ATM’

London based band Night Flight are gearing up to release their new ‘White Noise’ EP (out March 27th via CRC Records). They’ve shared the latest taste of the new EP, in their new single ‘ATM’. Leaning a little closer towards the band’s indie rock influences, the track is a cynical examination of the sacrifices made whilst seeking acclaim and success.

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JOHN NEWMAN Returns With New Single ‘FEELINGS’

John Newman has been one of the major breakthrough artists in the UK in recent years, and with his distinctive voice, the writer and performer of some of the biggest anthems, including his three number one singles, ‘Feel The Love’, ‘Love Me Again’, and ‘Blame’. After a short hiatus, John is back with release of his brand new single, ‘Feelings’.

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Blair Jollands Plays A Triumphant Exclusive, Intimate Gig In Kent To Promote ‘ 7 Blood’

For those that know the music of Blair Jollands, one of it’s many qualities is the scale, the cinematic approach, the layering of intricacy that make up the whole. And so the chance to see Blair reproduce this in an intimate, stripped back gig is the chance of a lifetime but also holds a little fear. Will the music that feels so beautifully produced, so minutely detailed hold up to the broader brush strokes of something more acoustic?

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Psychedelic Rock Band Maker Delivers Power-Packed Debut Album ‘DEA’

Excitement at the beginning, followed by a voyage of bluesy punch, with a comforting end to finish things off, Kent-based psychedelic rock band Maker…

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ANTONY ALEXANDER DEBUT SINGLE – ‘I FEEL ALIVE’ RELEASE DATE – 2ND MARCH 2018

Antony Alexander is an electronic producer, based in Kent. His debut single, ‘I Feel Alive’, is set for release on 2 March.

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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 Milk Fest 2017 Friday 25th – Monday 28th August: Pete Gardiner Back In Kent

This weekend sees Kent’s very own Milk House host its annual festival celebrating local food and music.

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Jack Carty At St Mary the Virgin Church, Ashford, Kent

Steve Holley went to see Jack Carty perform at St Mary The Virgin Church, in Ashford, Kent.

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Pete Gardiner To Perform in Kent On Houseparty Tour 11th March 2017

Essentially Pop is proud to present Pete Gardiner, singing live from Branden Farm, in Kent, on 11 March 2017, as part of his House Tour in order to promote his debut album, ‘Ashtray Black’.

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Tokyo Tea Room – ‘Worlds Apart’

Canterbury band Tokyo Tea Room are back with their psychedelic style and a new single, ‘Worlds Apart’.

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Daniel Glover At Bloomsburys, Biddenden, 24th September 2016

Steve Holley reviews the inaugural “Mic & Fork”, at Bloomsburys, in Biddenden. The event is to promote local Kent talent.

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Innocent Unplugged, 28-30th May 2016, St Clere Estate, Kent

Steve Holley went down to Kent to see what Innocent Unplugged had to offer – and wasn’t disappointed.

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Jasper In The Company Of Others, The Zed Music Cafe, Sevenoaks, Kent – 5th March 2016

Steve Holley goes hopping down in Kent to see Jasper In The Company Of Others.

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Dead Ceremony ‘Tell Me Lies’ Ahead of EP Launch

Kent’s Dead Ceremony give us their single ‘Tell Me Lies’ ahead of the March release of their EP of the same name.

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Talking Music with Tokyo Tea Room

Laurabeth catches up with Daniel from Kent Indie band, Tokyo Tea Room.

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Righteous Reprobates- ‘My Psychosis’

A debut rock single opening with a classic rock style intro is the way to go! Righteous Reprobates new release ‘My Psychosis’ has it in spades.

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Hopping Down in Kent at the Harvest Music Festival

Guest reviewer Steve Holley went hopping down in Kent to check out the Harvest Music Festival at Loddington Farm, near Maidstone.

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Introducing: David Ellis as Mas Agua

Every so often we at Essentially Pop will see something that catches our eye, and like a magpie with a shiny object, we know we must have it.

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