Jon Patrick Walker – ‘Like A Rose’

You’ll remember our previous piece on Jon Patrick Walker, the actor and singer, who’s just finished a run of the musical, ‘Hamilton’, which saw him performing the role of King George III. Not one to rest on his laurels, Walker returns with the gorgeous song, ‘Like A Rose’, which comes from his upcoming album, ‘Welcome To The Edge Times’, set for release on October 25.

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The Who To Release Brand New Album ‘WHO’ On November 22

The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Jedward’s ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ Has Been Worth Waiting For

Jedward’s new album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, is about love, desire, and a maturity which may surprise casual listeners. In short, it’s fucking sexy.

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The Final Countdown: #Jedward Fourth Album #VoiceOfARebel Out This Thursday

With the release of ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, their first album in 7 years this Thursday 27 June comes the dawn of a new Jedward era.

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Earthquake Lights – ‘Choke ’em Up’

Earthquake Lights, from New York City, put a different spin on modern rock, with their love of both heavy guitars and softer tones, and inspirations including the likes of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Beck, and The Who. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, is out early next year and was recorded first at Douglass Recording, Brooklyn, and then Abbey Road Studios, London.

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THE KOOKS Release New Album And Unveil ‘Four Leaf Clover’ Video Ahead Of UK Tour Dates

The Kooks have released their much awaited fifth studio album, ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’, via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings. The album coincides with a new video for ‘Four Leaf Clover’, which has been directed by Sophia + Robert, from Odelay Films, best known for their work with Kara Marni, and Grace Carter.

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Earthquake Lights – ‘The Fix’

Hailing from Rochester, New York State, but now based in Brooklyn, New York City, Earthquake Lights take their band name from the nebulous lights which appear in the sky after an earthquake occurs. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, and is set for release early next year. ‘The Fix’ previously released as a single, comes with an intimate band’s eye view video.

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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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BIRTH OF THE BLUES – New Film Shines Spotlight On The Ealing Club Hailed As The Cradle Of British Rock

Tucked away in a side street across the road from Ealing Broadway tube station lies a tiny, London night spot, widely credited as the…

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BACK TO BASICS – Earwig’s Lizard McGee Goes Acoustic For New Solo Album And Maiden British Tour Dates

Earwig mainman Lizard McGee is heading to the UK this month to play a series of shows in support of new solo album Spooky Jets At A…

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‘A Crafty Cigarette’ By Matteo Sedazzari Is On The Road For My Generation

With a foreword by punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and a subtitle of ‘Tales Of A Teenage Mod’, you start out with a good idea of what to expect from Matteo Sedazzari’s story of a half English half Italian boy growing up in the leafy Surrey suburbs.

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BLUES OR ILLUSION – Have Cheap Trick Still Got The Magic?

Neatly timed to coincide with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bang Zoom Crazy…. Hello? is the Illinois veterans’ 17th album.

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Rock ‘Steady’ With Simpson

Simpson is a name to watch out for. Actor, musician, dancer, we first came to discover him through Tradiio, and liked what he has to offer.

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The Who – Odyssey Arena Belfast, 21 June 2015

Essentially Pop went to see The Who at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on 21 June 2015. We’ve managed to condense an amazing concert into a few short minutes – to give you an idea of our experience.

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