Skin The Sun: We Talk To LA Based Singer Songwriter Kendall Rucks

Originally from Florida, but now based in Los Angeles, Kendall Rucks takes elements of rock, blues, and dream pop, and fuses them together to create a sound that is both provocative and captivating.

Lisa caught up with Kendall and dug in deep about her life, music, and what to expect from her in the future.

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OMD Announce Special London Royal Albert Hall Show On 28th September

OMD announce special London Royal Albert Hall Show 28th September. The show features a unique and exciting set list for fans. The announcement of the iconic London venue comes as part of OMDs 40th anniversary celebrations.

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Nile Rodgers And CHIC Sell Out First Colston Hall Date And Announce Second Bristol Appearance

By popular demand, Colston Hall has announced a second date for Nile Rodgers and CHIC, following the sell-out of the 16th July show in less than 24 hours.

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John Grimes Of #Jedward Honours Snow Patrol With Gorgeous Acoustic Cover Of ‘Chasing Cars’

Today John from Jedward has uploaded to JedwardTV a cover of the Snow Patrol classic, ‘Chasing Cars’, which Jedward fans will remember the duo covering during their UK tour in 2013.

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Arkells Release New Single, ‘Years In The Making’, Alongside Official Music Video

“You never know when the universe will deliver a tune from the song gods, but ‘Years In The Making’ arrived just when we needed it”, remarks Arkells’ frontman Max Kerman, in response to the first new music from the band since 2018’s acclaimed ‘Rally Cry’; an album which led the 6X JUNO Award-winners to collect both Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year at last years’ ceremony.

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Neil Arthur, Blancmange Superstar, Talks With Essentially Pop

Blancmange, the hugely successful British electronic band have a new album and a tour to go with it. Kicking off in Scotland on May 1st and working their way across the U.K. to finish in October. To go with the tour they have a new album ‘ Mindset’ which releases on May 22nd. Blancmange music has been used in so much recent music by La Roux, LCD Sound System and Hot Chip. So influential is the band and their music that electronic superstar Moby described the, as “the most underrated electronic band of all time”, high praise indeed. Since Stephen Luscombe was forced by illness to stop touring or recording after 2011’s ‘Blanc Burn’, the band’s evolution has continued with Neil Arthur at the helm and Essentially Pop were lucky enough to chat with him this week about the new album, the tour and even ABBA, who’s ‘Day Before You Came’ they superbly covered. It’s an honour to get a glimpse at what motivates one of our own electronic superstars.

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Announcing Today – Rochester Castle Concerts: Jools Holland, TheLibertines, The Jacksons, Ub40 – July 8 – 11th 2020

Rochester Castle, on the east bank of the River Medway in Rochester, Kent, features a beautiful 12th-century tower, which is one of the best…

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Christine And The Queens Announces Intimate Live Show For Annie Mac’s AMP London Next Week

Following the release of her surprise new EP, ‘La vita nuova’ last night, Christine and the Queens has announced a very special intimate show at The Moth Club on Saturday 7th March for Annie Mac’s AMP London series. Tickets are on sale now and available from Gigs and Tours.

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Texas Announce 24 Date UK Tour And New Album This Year

For over 30 years, Texas have proved themselves to be one of Scotland’s best ever bands and nothing short of a national treasure south of the border. A new album, the follow up to their acclaimed 2017 release ‘Jump On Board,’ will come later this year on BMG.

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Savages’ Jehnny Beth Announces Intimate Debut Solo Show At Peckham Audio 7th March

Following the announcement of her debut solo album, ‘To Love Is To Live’ (out May 8th on Caroline), songwriter, singer, and multi-disciplinary artist Jehnny Beth has announced an intimate debut solo show at Peckham Audio in London on March 7th.

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Depeche Mode Announce DVD & Blu-Ray Release Of Groundbreaking Documentary ‘SPiRiTS in the Forest’

Following widespread tastemaker press, fan praise and global box office success, Depeche Mode, along with Sony Music Entertainment, will release their boundary-breaking, feature-length documentary and concert film, Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest, on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 27, 2020. The band announced the news today on their social media. Fans will be able to pre-order on February 26th.

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC To Play Lloyd’s Amphitheatre This Summer

Iconic music legends Nile Rodgers and CHIC will take to The Amphitheatre on Bristol’s Harbourside for a night of dance and Good Times as part of the Colston Hall Presents programme on Thursday 16th July.

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TOM JONES LIVE IN DUBLIN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY 3 JULY 2020 – TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

Living legend Tom Jones has announced a Dublin date this summer at Energia Stadium, Donnybrook on Friday 3rd July 2020. Tickets €79.50 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 28 February at 9am.

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NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE ONLY 2020 UK SHOW – THE O2 – 10th OCTOBER

New Order are pleased to announce their only UK show of 2020, headlining The O2 on 10th October.

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Wendy James Returns With New Album ‘Queen High Straight’ Out 1st May And Announces UK Tour Dates

English singer songwriter Wendy James, probably best known as the front woman of chart topping alt-rock phenomenon, Transvision Vamp, is set to release her new album, ‘Queen High Staight’ on May 1. She has also announced tour dates throughout May in support of the album.

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Newton Faulkner Returns With ‘Chapter I – Sinking Sand / Together’

Singer songwriter Newton Faulkner returns with his latest release, ‘Chapter 1 – Sinking Sand/Together’. He also shared a letter to fans outlining his plans for 2020.

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