A SOLO ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH NAHKO AND TREVOR HALL

Nahko has announced a UK and European solo acoustic headline tour, starting in April. Commencing at Whelan’s, Dublin, it will include five UK dates, including a date at London’s Omeara.

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KENNY ROGERS TO PLAY FINAL UK CONCERT AT BLACKPOOL’S LIVEWIRE FESTIVAL 2018

GRAMMY award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has announced that his final UK concert will be at LIVEWIRE Festival 2018, with special guest multi-GRAMMY award winning songwriter Linda Davis.

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a-ha Ask London To ‘Take On Me’ With O2 Final Concert On MTVUnplugged Tour

Legendary Norwegian band a-ha wowed everyone at London’s O2 Arena on Valentine’s Night.

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Foo Fighters To Perform At BRITs 21 February Ahead Of Release Of ‘The Line’ And UK Summer Dates

Foo Fighters are set to perform at The BRITs on 21 February at London’s O2 Arena, ahead of the release of their track, ‘The Line’ and three sold out UK dates this summer.

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Robert Plant Reveals Live Video For ‘Carry Fire’ Recorded Manchester Apollo November 2017

Recorded at Manchester Apollo in November on his 2017 sell-out UK tour, Robert Plant has revealed the live video for the title track of his critically acclaimed album ‘Carry Fire’, which went top 3 in the UK last year. Robert kicked off his massive North American tour in North Carolina last week.

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John Prine New Album ‘The Tree Of Forgiveness’ Out April 13th Plays Cambridge Folk Festival 5th August

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will release his highly anticipated new album, ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’, April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records (pre-order now HERE). Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, the album is Prine’s first featuring new material in over 13 years.

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KIM WILDE – ‘POP DON’T STOP’

When pop moves on, it leaves some stars behind. For others – the ones who were in it for the music – it opens new avenues.

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Jazz Mino – ‘Together In Electric Dreams’ Out Now On New Streaming Only Label Humble Angel Records

Jazz Mino has been someone we’ve watched for a lot of years at Essentially Pop, so it was exciting to hear that she’d been signed to the new streaming only label, Humble Angel Records. Jazz’s first release with Humble Angel is a cover of the 1984 Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder classic, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, and is out now.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Jess And The Bandits

We’ve been proud to support Jess And The Bandits pretty much from the start, and we love how far they’ve come and how far they’ve still to go. JATB are about to tour the UK and we caught up with them for their Essential Weekly Playlist.

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Awolnation – ‘Here Come The Runts’

It’s loud. It’s fast, it’s Awolnation’s latest third studio album, ‘Here Come The Runts’ exploding out of your speakers. Out today, it’s an absolute whirl of electronica and rock guitars in fourteen tracks.

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Tune-Yards – ‘Heart Attack’

The name Tune-Yards (also known as tUnE-yArDs) is on everyone’s lips lately, and for good reason. Their new album, ‘I can feel you creep into my private life’, was released on January 19 and sees Tune-Yards creator Merrill Garbus joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner. Brenner produced and wrote the album, with lyrics by Garbus. New single ‘Heart Attack’, is out now.

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Cub Sport Release Video For New Single ‘Good Guys Go’ Plus Announce UK Show At The Waiting Room May 9

Australian alt pop group, Cub Sport, have recently released the video for their song, ‘Good Guys Go’. It’s the third release from their second studio album, ‘BATS’.

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Tiny Fighter – ‘New Century’

Australian/Swedish duo Tiny Fighter haven’t been making music together for very long, but they are a name to watch out for. Tim Spelman moved from Melbourne to Stockholm in 2016, where he joined forces with local singer Theres Karlsson. The pair work to their strengths: Tim starts songs, Therese finishes them – together they play indie-pop music with a bittersweet edge and their debut single, ‘New Century’ is the perfect example.

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Dirty Heads – ‘Celebrate’ Ft. The Unlikely Candidates

Dirty Heads, from Huntingdon Beach in California, are an Alternative/Hip Hop/Reggae collective that were formed in 1996 by Jared Watson and Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell. Their latst single, ‘Celebrate’ features The Unlikely Candidates, from Fort Worth, Texas. The track is paired with a video directed by Wayne Isham, which combines old family photos and videos, shots of the band performing, as well as concert footage.

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#Competition: Win Two Tickets To See Queen Extravaganza!

Due to popular demand, Queen Extravaganza are returning to the UK for a tour which starts on October 30 at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, continuing until their final show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, on November 22nd. Essentially Pop gives you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show!

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Kelsea Ballerini Set To Perform At C2C On March 9-11 Ahead Of New Single ‘I Hate Love Songs’

Grammy nominated country pop singer, Kelsea Ballerini, is set to release her new single, ‘I Hate Love Songs’, on Sony Music. One of the brightest stars in the US today, Kelsea will be touring the US in February, and returns to the UK to perform at this year’s C2C Festival, held March 9-11, in London, Glasgow, and Dublin.

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