Jason Vitelli – ‘Head Above Tide’

Released on January 17 this year, ‘Head Above Tide’ is New York City artist Jason Vitelli’s third full length album. The album blends dramatic arrangements, folk sentiment, and strong high fidelity production values, and has a vibe similar to that of Elvis Costello, and David Bowie, particularly in his ‘Hunky Dory’ era.

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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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Harp Samuels – ‘Fire’ And ‘Secrets’

Harp Samuels’ guitar and feather-light production are the perfect accompaniment to his fragile and passionate, yearning yet comforting voice, which is in turn exquisitely suited to both storytelling and whispered confessions. The Australian-born singer-songwriter has released ‘Fire’, and ‘Secrets’, the first two singles from his upcoming album, ‘Wanting’, and they are both stunning examples of his artistry.

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Foo Fighters ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ Follows ‘Run’ Ahead Of Ninth Album ‘Concrete And Gold’

Foo Fighters have delivered a second consecutive contender for rock anthem of 2017 in the form of ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’, which follows their sensational June single ‘Run’.

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Brett Gleason – ‘Alive’ And ‘Expiration Date’

Three years ago Brett Gleason made his musical debut with an album featuring five distinct videos. Now he’s back with his new album, ‘Manifest’, which with its themes common to all humanity, love, loss, death, and time, should certainly appeal to most people.

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Ben Lorentzen Channels Bergman With Videos For ‘Dead Man In The Closet’ and ‘Crows On The Wire’

Ben Lorentzen’s latest album, ‘Pains And Pleasures Of Intimacy’, reminds us how bracing and provocative modern rock can be when played by a master craftsman. Standout tracks, ‘Dead Man In The Closet, and ‘Crows On The Wire’, are the perfect examples of Lorentzen’s brilliant songwriting and his stunning vocal talent.

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Jedward Wow With New Acoustic Cover Of ‘Sad Song’ From We The Kings

We’ve never hidden our love for Jedward here on Essentially Pop. The Irish duo continue to impress us with their talent and imagination, and they are for us – and should be for everyone – an example of what can be achieved if you refuse to give in and believe what others say about you.

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Marianas Trench – KOKO London 12 May 2017

For a band who, in the words of charismatic Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay, “haven’t released any records in this country” the turnout was very impressive last night at iconic London venue KOKO.

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George Shelley Shows Us His ‘Scars’ With Third Video From ‘Originals’ Music Project

George Shelley’s fans are an important part of his life, and as a reward for their loyalty, he has recorded six original songs, as well as accompanying music videos, releasing them on a weekly basis in the run-up to Christmas.

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Heirsound Release ‘Choke’ and ‘Slow Motion’ Ahead of EP ‘Merge’

The hearts of fans of indie favourite, Love, Robot audibly cracked when the band dissolved. Their pain was partially alleviated when they heard that band members Alexa San Román and Dane Petersen were continuing on, in a new project named Heirsound.

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Anna Rest Easy On Nordic Music, Films, and ‘My Own Private Viking’

We’re excited to announce that Anna Rest Easy (aka Ruth Dixon) is going to release a second album, the follow up to her excellent debut, ‘Retrospectre’. Out in the autumn, ‘My Own Private Viking’ is inspired both by Ruth’s favourite films, as well as her favourite Nordic songs.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Mikk (I Wear* Experiment)

After a short hiatus, we’re back with the Essential Playlist. This week it’s from Mikk, from I Wear* Experiement.

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What Are Jedward Doing In China??!!

Why are Jedward in China??!!

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Elevare Empire

It’s all you can drink with The Elevare Empire, whose aim is to produce lively, entertaining, and enjoyable songs and art.

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Tyto Alba – ‘Lupine Soul’

Tyto Alba release their new song, ‘Lupine Soul’.

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The ‘Rise’ of Brett Randell

Singer songwriter Brett Randell picked up his guitar and backpack and bought a one way ticket to Florence, making his way around the Mediterranean, with his only goals being to play music, meet people, and be inspired.

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