Harrisen Larner-Main Releases Debut EP ‘Come Along’

A former contestant on The Voice, Harrisen Larner-Main is set to release his superb 5 track EP, ‘Come Along’, on November 28.

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Engelbert Humperdinck And Janet Devlin Release Duet ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’

Call it a surprise pop pairing or a festive fairytale. Engelbert Humperdinck and Janet Devlin’s sumptuous cover of the Elvis classic, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ is both a tender tribute with a modern twist and a cross-generational ode to love and loss that seeks solace in troubled times.

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Andrea Corr Releases Seasonal ‘Christmas Songs EP’

Last Christmas Andrea Corr visited Dublin’s Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross and sang a selection of her personal Christmas favourites. It was an incredibly moving experience that inspired her to record the songs this year.

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Iris Stryx Drops Latest Single, ‘7 Years’

Set for release on 27 November, ‘7 Years’ is the new single from Bahamian artist, Iris Stryx. A track which combines elements of both pop and hip hop music, Iris recorded the single at the world famous Hit Factory Criteria, in Miami, Florida. ‘7 Years’ is from her upcoming four track EP, ‘Rebirth’.

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Kenward Releases Debut Album ‘Safe And Sound’

Set for release on December 1, and inspired by his transition into fatherhood, ‘Safe And Sound’ is the debut album from singer-songwriter Kenward. The artist initially wanted to write a song for his son, and found that he instead wrote a concept album, which follows the story of a parent, who is determined to protect their child for the rest of their lives.

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Wonder Ihieri Releases Album, ‘Elevation’

Nigerian artist, Wonder Ihieri, takes his inspiration from the Word Of God, in his new EP, ‘Elevation’. The record follows on from his debut EP, ‘Illumination’, which was released a year ago, and has earned him praise from fellow Nigerian artists, Adekunle Gold, and Simi.

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Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Unleashes New Track ‘Mandrill’, Taken From forthcoming EP ‘The Third Chimpanzee’

MARTIN GORE, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, releases an exhilarating new track ‘Mandrill’ on 17 November 2020 on Mute, taken from the forthcoming 5-track instrumental EP, ‘The Third Chimpanzee’, out 29 January 2021.

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Oliviaa Maduro Releases R&B Infused EP ‘Midnight Madness’

Set for release on 11 November, ‘Midnight Madness’ is the debut EP from Oliviaa Maduro, a contemporary R&B artist from South London.

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Lissie Releases Covers Martha Wainwright in New Track, ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’

American singer songwriter Lissie has revealed a brand-new song, a gorgeous cover of ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ by Martha Wainwright. The track is taken from her forthcoming ‘Thank You to The Flowers’ EP, out November 20th on ‘Cooking Vinyl’.

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Lorenzo Doryon Releases The Anthemic ‘Straight Into The Fire’

25-year old Italian-American model Lorenzo Doryon has swapped the photo studio for the recording studio as he gears up to release his debut EP. ‘Straight Into The Fire’ is a single taken from the EP and opens with Lorenzo singing “Take the dark days and send them to the sun” as the electronic clap beat kicks in and then blends with soaring electric guitar. The chorus is anthemic and is perfect for a live gig sing-along as the punch the air Clubland-esque beat pumps rhythmically.

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Out Today – The Debut Solo EP From Andrew Farriss, ‘Love Makes The World’

If you’re an Australian of a certain age (ie. me), and you hear the name Andrew Farriss, your ears immediately prick up. The acclaimed singer songwriter has long been synonymous with Aussie rock legends INXS, for whom he was not just a founding member, but also the keyboardist, guitarist and main composer.

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Alt-Pop Artist Someya Releases New Single, ‘Da da da da’

Set for release on 2 October, alt-pop artist Someya channels Nick Cave in her new single, ‘Da da da da’.

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Review: Franklin Lake Are TAKING OVER!

Tay Tay Starhz and Jude Read are the boys who make up alternative-pop duo Franklin Lake.

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Georgia & The Vintage Youth Release ‘Overthinker’ – And Are Backed By Pixie Lott!

‘Overthinker’ is the brand new single from Georgia and The Vintage Youth and is taken from their new EP of the same name. 

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Little Cities Release Eponymous EP – Reviewed By Josh Taerk

I am a huge fan of Pop Punk music. Some of my fondest memories take place in a now-closed club in Toronto waiting to watch bands like New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Plain White T’s, and Fall Out Boy do their thing. So, when I heard the opening seconds of Little Cities self-titled EP, it felt like coming back home. Then I found out that this 5-piece alt-pop rock outfit is also from Canada and knew I was already home.

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Timothyy Pearson Releases Latest EP, The Catchily Named ‘Listen To My EP’

Released on August 20, RnB soul artist Timothyy Pearson’s new EP, ‘Listen To My EP’, is his first new music since 2018, and tells stories of heartbreak, passion, and betrayal.

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Artist Chucks Èhtréppär releases latest single ‘On Me’

Released on August 15, ‘On Me’ is the new single from Nigerian hip-hop and rap artist, Chucks Èhtréppär, and is from of his debut EP ‘Afro-Trap The First’. Chucks has been writing, recording, and releasing his own music from a very young age, and after going through a number of stage names, his latest takes its inspiration from Chance The Rapper, and indeed, his second name is “The Rapper” spelled in reverse, with accents added for effect.

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Dreams Can Come True: We Premiere Peppermint Heaven’s New EP ‘Dreams’

You’d have to be a relative newcomer to Essentially Pop to not have read our posts about Peppermint Heaven. The duo, comprising Juno and Spark, are a bundle of contradictions: they come from Chicago, they’re based in LA, but their sound is anything but representative of either city: rather it is a very pleasant trip down memory lane to the 80s and the sound of UK synth pop.

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Emily Burns’ Brand New EP ‘I Love You, You’re the Worst’ Out Now

Emily Burns has released her brand new EP, ‘I Love You, You’re the Worst’, via Island Records and announced a very special live-streamed fundraiser show from the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The EP features the previously released vivacious pop anthems ‘Terrified’ and ‘Hello’, as well as the beautifully emotive ‘Curse’.

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TOKIO MYERS RELEASES ‘SIGN OF THE TIMES I’

This Summer sees Tokio Myers release ‘Sign of the Times’, two special, of-the-moment isolation bundles featuring brand new orchestral pieces conceptualised as a pandemic-stricken world staggered, stopped and braced itself for whatever came next. The first part Sign of the Times I is released on 24th July and features two tracks, Abundance and Earth (Home), two atmospheric, instrumental songs that take the listener on a journey of a world going through global turmoil. ‘Sign Of The Times I’ is out now and can be streamed and downloaded here, and ‘Sign of the Times II’ is set to follow next month.

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