JOBSON’S CHOICE – The Skids’ Frontman Discusses His Life, Music And Upcoming Warts ‘n’ All ‘Evening With…’ Acoustic Tour

If ever there’s a walking embodiment of punk’s have-a-go attitude, it’s Richard Jobson. Exploding out of gang-ridden working class Fife in the late 1970s,…

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The Lautreamonts: It’s A Sewing Machine Meeting An Umbrella On A Dissecting Table

With a sound which they describe as “something as beautiful as the meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table” comes The Lautreamonts, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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BELA LUGOSI’S READ – Drummer Kevin Haskins’ New Book Relives His Years With Goth Rockers Bauhaus

Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins was behind the kit for one of the most iconic groups of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now he’s got…

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The Evolution Of The Female Artist/Feminism In Music

Nathassia Devine describes herself as a conscious electronic music artist, prophetic songwriter, and apprentice goddess, who is blessed with lovely fans all over the world. In an exclusive for Essentially Pop, she writes about the evolution of the female artist, as well as feminism in music.

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Ace Harper – ‘Neon Heart’

Ace Harper comes from a dance background and so feels there is a live performance aspect to everything she does. This is no less the case with her writing, which combined with her quirky and colourful music videos, reminds us a great deal of Kate Bush and perhaps Siouxsie And The Banshees, or Toyah Wilcox. Ace’s new single, ‘Neon Heart’, is paired with a slick and colourful, psych and sensual video, which is the perfect match for her upbeat and catchy track.

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BRUM DANCING – Birmingham C86-ers Mighty Mighty Release First New Music In 28 Years

Less that a week after our interview with one C86 alumnus in The Wedding Present’s David Gedge, another of the bands on that hallowed…

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WORTHY OF YOUR ADORATION? Savages’ New Album Track by Track

Matt Catchpole reviews Savages’ new album, ‘Adore Life’.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Sean Hocking

Based in Hong Kong, Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records. An avid listener of John Peel from the late 1970s onwards, Sean discovered, between the hours of 10pm and midnight, when Peel’s show was aired, the true breadth of music available. We asked Sean to narrow down his top 10 “can’t live without” tracks.

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The Open Feel – ‘Retrofire’

Los Angeles Dream Rock duo, The Open Feel, released ‘Retrofire’ in January this year. The sixth in a series of digital single releases, the song has an early 80s flavour about it – part Punk part New Romantic part New Wave – all parts very agreeable.

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