Lead Them To Freedom: We Speak To Lisa Canny Ahead Of Her Irish Tour

Lisa Canny, a Mayo native living in the UK, has amassed over two million streams online, sold out shows across the UK and US and co-written with a host of artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Melissa Etheridge and Akon. She’s recently released her debut single, ‘Freedom’ ahead of her Irish tour.

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Get To Know You: We Speak To Samantha Harvey

Late last month Samantha Harvey revealed the video for her new single, ‘Get To Know You’, released through Tileyard Music. The Suffolk-based artist sat down with Lisa Hafey to have a chat about her music and her plans for the future, before facing a quick-fire round of video questions.

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What You See Is What You Get – In Conversation With Tom Bailey On Music, Touring, And ‘Science Fiction’

Lisa Hafey speaks with Tom Bailey about his album ‘Science Fiction’, and his upcoming UK and Irish tour.

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Soda Blonde Held Us In The Palms Of Their Not At All Terrible Hands At Whelan’s Dublin 16 December

It was a concert that wasn’t meant to happen but due to popular demand and a sold out Sunday night show, I was privileged to see Soda Blonde in action at Whelan’s in Dublin on Monday night, supported by The Junior Show, with their “last show of the decade”.

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Rebecca Ferguson Wows Full House At Boisdale After Minor Hiccup

Rebecca Ferguson, ably supported by her 3 piece band and wonderful backing singer Wendi Harriott, wowed the audience on Tuesday night during her performance at Boisdale, Cabot Square, Canary Wharf.

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ALMA At The Camden Assembly 11 November 2019 Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

ALMA Drops Brand New Single ‘Bad News Baby’

Finnish punk pop sensation ALMA has just finished touring the UK supporting Christina Aguilera on her X Tour, and beguiled a select London audience in a secret concert last week at the Camden Assembly. Now she celebrates by releasing her new single, ‘Bad News Baby’, the third track from her forthcoming debut album, ‘Have U Seen Her’, which is set for release next year.

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Josh Ramsay Speaks To EP About Marianas Trench, New Album ‘Phantoms’, And Touring

Canadian band Marianas Trench have been around for the best part of twenty years, forming in 2001, releasing five albums since then, and touring extensively, most often around Canada and the USA, but also in Australia, the UK and Europe. At London’s KOKO venue, during their UK tour in May 2017, lead singer Josh Ramsay said how he was humbled at how many people were at the show, especially considering they had never released an album in the UK. The venue was packed solid, made up of fans, the curious, and media. All left impressed and wanting more. This year, Marianas Trench *have* released an album in the UK, the magnificent ‘Phantoms’, written around the theme of being haunted by the memory of people in our past. Lisa had the chance to speak to Josh Ramsay, and asked him about the album, the songwriting process, and just when they were hoping to get back to the UK.

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Berlin Turns It On For European Shooting Stars: We Speak To Icelandic Actress Kristin Þóra Haraldsdóttir

On Saturday, 9 February, we attended EFP’s press event and heard from each of the European Shooting Stars, hosted by British film critic and presenter, Jason Solomons. Afterwards we had the immense privilege to speak to Icelandic actress, Kristin Þóra Haraldsdóttir, star of the recent release, ‘And Breathe Normally’, directed by Isold Uggadóttir.

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New Hope Club Reveal Video For Latest Single, ‘Permission’

Rising pop-trio New Hope Club have just revealed the video for latest single, ‘Permission’. The video sees the band throwing a party and performing in the basement of their friend’s house, unbeknown to the parents who are upstairs also partying. The catchy and upbeat track amplifies the band’s excellent musicianship, and is sure to go down a storm live. ‘Permission’ was added into Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday Playlist UK (685k followers) on day of release, and has also been added to New Pop Revolution (142k followers) and Apple Music’s Best Of The Week playlist. Watch the video:

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Olly Murs Listening Party 24 October - Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Olly Murs Is Set To Follow Up His Previous Hits With New Album ‘You Know I Know’

Olly Murs has released five albums so far, four of which have reached the number one spot, while his self titled debut, released in 2010, had to be satisfied with second place. Not too shady really! Olly’s 6th album, ‘You Know I Know’, set for release this Friday, November 9, looks set to repeat the trend, with its double album style blend of new songs and older hits.

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Paul Young, London Palladium - Photo credit: Lisa Hafey

Paul Young Proves That Wherever He Lays His Hat That’s His Home At Smash London Palladium Show

Can you believe it’s been 35 years since Paul Young released his album, ‘No Parlez’? His debut record as a solo artist, it reached the number one spot on the UK albums chart, and stayed there for a total of five weeks (non-consecutively), while remaining in the top 100 for 119 weeks altogether.

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Essentially Pop is gaining a great reputation with independent and signed artists alike all around the world. Here’s just a few of our mentions.

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The Rolling Stones Satisfy Deeply On Opening Show Of #NoFilter Tour At Dublin’s Croke Park

Many in attendance at Croke Park, Dublin, on Thursday May 17 could well have gone with the lyrics ringing in their ears of The Rolling Stones 1965 classic, ‘The Last Time’. Thankfully however the veteran rockers proved they have more than enough stamina, as they played the first show in their mammoth #NoFilter European tour.

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Janis Ian - Photo credit: Lloyd Baggs

Janis Ian Talks To Us About Music, Science Fiction, And Godzilla Ahead Of Release Of Remastered Albums And Cambridge Folk Festival Performance

They say never meet your heroes. I’m not so sure about that. Lisa talked to one of her teenage inspirations, Janis Ian, ahead of the re-release of 5 of her classic albums, and her performance at the Cambridge Folk Fest this summer.

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Trevor Hall And Nahko Bring Their Message Of Love And Hope To London’s Omeara – 23 April 2018

It was a sold out show at London’s Omeara, a club built under the arches of London Bridge railway station. Owned by Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons, it opened in late 2016 and has swiftly become a popular venue for alternative artists. You don’t get much more alternative than Nahko and Trevor Hall – the latter on his first visit to London – but we knew what to expect and got all of it and then some.

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Jess Morgan – ‘Whitby’

We first saw Jess Morgan back in February when she played support for legendary Norwegian band, a-ha. Struck by her pure vocals and easy-going guitar playing, we knew there was something special about her. Jess is set to release her latest single, ‘Whitby’ tomorrow, April 20.

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