Gary Numan Holds Court In A Dystopian World At Dublin’s Olympia Theatre 29 March 2018

A long time ago Gary Numan asked ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’. At the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on 29 March it wasn’t exactly a gathering of friends, but by the end of the evening we all felt we knew each other, so it may as well have been; and the atmosphere was most definitely electric.

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MAKING PLANS – XTC’s Colin Moulding And Terry Chambers Ponder Live Shows After DIY Great Aspirations EP

XTC fans have been rather spoiled with new product of late, after years of relative inactivity since the band ground to a halt in…

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The Master & The Apprentice

Steve Holley was lucky enough to catch up with Jay James and ask him a few questions about the past, the present and the future and he gave a really good insight into the hard work needed to make steps in music, his excitement about the tour and what he hopes to achieve. Tickets are available here.

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Steve Young – More Than a Troubadour

We introduced Steve Young to readers of Essentially Pop a few weeks back with his moving tribute to Prince. Now we’ve caught up with him about his forthcoming debut album, ‘Troubadour’ (watch out for our review as well).

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‘Smash The Clock’ First Top 40 Solo Effort For Bruce Foxton

Described by some as the nicest guy in rock, the former bassist from The Jam, Bruce Foxton has entered the UK top 40 album charts at Number 31, with his solo release, ‘Smash The Clock’.

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Simon Shackleton: ‘Piece Of Me’

‘Piece Of Me’ is Simon Shackleton’s first album in over a decade, and is the first full-length release under his own name with his new…

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS – How fan power helped Guy Valarino release his new EP

Guy Valarino is an artist who believes in getting his fans involved with his music. He built up an army of admirers all over the world…

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Tim Muddiman and The Strange – ‘Your Drugs’

Fresh from supporting Gary Numan at his sold out shows in LA and London, Tim Muddiman and the Strange are back with their new single, ‘Your Drugs’.

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The Little Unsaid: ‘Can We Hear It?’

The Little Unsaid is the brainchild of West Yorkshire multi-instrumentalist, producer, poet and songwriter, John Elliott. Initially a solo project, The Little Unsaid is now a growing community of touring musicians and producers, blending folk, electronica, orchestral music – and meticulous songwriting – with John’s ethereal vocals.

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The Marbles Jackson – ‘Notes to The Dust’

From the first cymbal you know that ‘Notes to The Dust’, by The Marbles Jackson, is going to be an album worth listening to.

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Mark Morriss Answers Our Questions

Ahead of their eight date UK tour to commemorate their 20th anniversary, we caught up with lead singer Mark Morriss.

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Essentially Pop Meets Karen Stever

We were deeply honoured to make the acquaintance recently of Canadian Artist, Karen Stever. Karen’s outlook on life and her perspective on music is exactly in keeping with the ethos of Essentially Pop. We hope you enjoy our interview as much as we did!

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Introducing: Stever

Karen Stever is a Canadian recording artist with a lot of interesting things to say.

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Introducing: Hollie Stephenson

Although only 17, Hollie Stephenson has a passion for music unlike anyone else her age.

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