Mike Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ Is A Sad Album Yet Serves As A Catharsis For Linkin Park Fans As Much As For Him

‘Post Traumatic’ by Mike Shinoda, is a sad album. There’s no getting past it. Written in the shadow of the suicide of his friend and Linkin Park bandmate, Chester Bennington, Shinoda uses the deeply personal album as a catharsis to work through his feelings. The 16 track full length album follows on from the EP of the same name, released in January this year.

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DIDI And Rookes To Embark On Double Header Tour

Having played a one-off show together in December 2017, DIDI and ROOKES, two rising indie powerhouses are hitting the road together for what promises to be an unforgettable 2018 Spring Tour.

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Alex Sparrow – ‘She’s Crazy But She’s Mine’, ‘Got Me Good’ And ‘Again And Again’

Alex Sparrow was born in Russia and raised in Austrian aristocracy. He’s a singer, actor, mult-instrumentalist, dancer, director, and screenwriter. In his home country he’s been on The Bachelor, won Dancing With The Stars, and represented Russia in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest. In other words, he’s a star.

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Ali Jacko – ‘Working Man’, ‘I Found LOVE’ and ‘Only Thing I See’

After meeting Muhummad Ali on a plane, Ali Jacko, real name Abdul Ali, went back to his home in the East End of London and poured his passions into kickboxing, holding a massively successful 12 year career including 44 wins without a loss, as well as maintaining JKO Productions outside the ring. He’s always been one to excel at whatever he puts his mind to, so it should come as no surprise that he’s put as much energy into his next career move, as a recording artist.

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‘Ro Sham Bo’ From Beaux Cheveux Is Very Fine Indeed

“Beaux Cheveux” translates as “beautiful hair” in English and the band comprising Adrian Conner and Clementine could as easily be named “Beaux Voix” as they also have very fine voices.

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Tysu – ‘Valley Girl’ and ‘1,2,3 Time’

TYSU is an LA based RnB singer songwriter with moves like Michael Jackson. His latest tracks ‘Valley Girl’ and ‘1,2,3 Time’ are superb examples of his skill and style.

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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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