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

Olly Murs Listening Party 24 October - Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

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

Paul Young, London Palladium - Photo credit: Lisa Hafey

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 In The Press

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

Janis Ian - Photo credit: Lloyd Baggs

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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EP Speaks To LA Band Nightmare Air About ‘Fade Out’, Gary Numan, And Life In General

Nightmare Air comprises Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller, and Jimmy Lucido. The trio are based in Los Angeles and shred up the stage with guitars, drums, and “meticulously layered boy-girl harmonies”. Their studio albums are sublime, their stage performances even more so. Not quite shoegaze, not quite full blown rock, the band’s music is possibly best described as “shoegaze with a rocky edge”.

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Gary Numan Holds Court In A Dystopian World At Dublin’s Olympia Theatre 29 March 2018

A long time ago Gary Numan asked ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’. At the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on 29 March it wasn’t exactly a gathering of friends, but by the end of the evening we all felt we knew each other, so it may as well have been; and the atmosphere was most definitely electric.

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#Jedward Turn The Snow Green For #CowgateStPats At Espionage Edinburgh 17 March

Although it was a bitterly cold and snowy evening outdoors, it was all green inside Espionage nightclub, Edinburgh, when John and Edward Grimes, collectively known as Jedward, took to the stage for St Patrick’s Day, as part of the #CowgateStPats Festival.

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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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