Rising Star Katie Kittermaster Releases ‘ Every Breath You Take’ And Answers A Few Questions For Essentially Pop

Katie Kittermaster is a singer songwriter from Kent who has recently been making real waves. This year would have been a very busy one with live dates a plenty in her own right and as a supporting act for some substantiated names in the industry. She toured with a recent interviewee of mine, Lucy Spraggan, and is about to release her new single, a cover of the classic ‘Every Breath You Take’. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her a few questions about what she’s been up to, the single and the sumptuous backdrop of the video to accompany it. Katie’s version of the song comes from a different place to the original and works beautifully. 

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Six Quick Questions With Dublin Band Wild Youth

Wild Youth are, in their own words, “one of the hottest Irish bands to emerge in recent times” and they’ve certainly established themselves as a name in their homeland, and are making great strides across the globe, with a view to world domination. Their most recent single, ‘Through The Phone’, was released earlier this month, and comes with a pastel-coloured music video, where they get creative with paint on an 80s era rotary phone.

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Essentially Pop Gets To Chat With Sacha Puttnam Who Is To Release ‘Spirit Of Cinema’ On November 6th

I’m a self confessed lover of soundtrack music. The first vinyl I ever bought was the soundtrack from ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and ‘For A Few Dollars More’ by Ennio Morricone. That led to ‘Great Western Film Themes Collection’, and ‘ The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’, and I was hooked. These days I have over 150 soundtracks on vinyl and a majority of these are Morricone. So, when I got the chance to chat with Sacha Puttnam: classical musician, soundtrack composer and rock keyboard playing son of legendary movie producer Lord David Puttnam, it’s hard to underestimate my excitement. Add to that the fact that he is just about to release a stunning collection of reimagined soundtrack music from some of his father’s greatest films, which unsurprisingly number among some of the greatest films ever, and you may still underestimate.

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Won’t Let The Sun Go Down: Nik Kershaw Speaks To Us Ahead Of Release Of New Studio Album, ‘Oxymoron’

Lisa spoke last month to Nik Kershaw about his 9th studio album, ‘Oxymoron’, which is set for release this Friday, 16 October. An OG Kershaw fan, the prospect of speaking to the man himself knocked Lisa for 6, but thankfully she persevered.

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CONJURING THE SPIRIT OF THE PAST- Professor And The Madman’s Sean Elliott On The Quartet’s New 1970s-Inspired Concept Album ‘Seance’

Though mostly written and recorded before the waking nightmare we’ve come to know as 2020, Professor and the Madman’s new album seems oddly prescient….

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Glastonbury Repeat Performer, Lucy Spraggan, One Of Our Brightest Stars, Chats About Her New Single, ‘Flowers’, And A Personal Relaunch

Without any doubt, Lucy Spraggan is one of our brighter stars. Anyone that can release 5 albums in the past 9 years with an exciting sixth on the way early next year, play world famous Glastonbury twice, with this year’s third appearance sadly postponed, has certainly stood the most important first test for any artist, the test of time. That she should be more excited now about the future than feasibly at any time before, looking forward to a record she thinks might just be her best proves she has so much to give.

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Everyone Is My Friend: James Bourne Talks To Us About Life, His Music, And Upcoming Album ‘Safe Journey Home’

James Bourne is set to release his debut album, Safe Journey Home’, on October 23. Preceded by the single, ‘Everyone Is My Friend’, the Busted / Son Of Dork artist took some time to talk to Lisa about his music, his trans-continental lifestyle, and his friends – including Jedward.

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Jedward Speak To RTE2fm About Black Lives Matter, Influencers, And Simon Cowell

Jedward spoke this morning to Eoghan McDermott and Doireann Garrihy on Irish radio station RTE2fm, and candidly talked about some of the events of the past few months.

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PHARMAGEDDON – Paranoid Visions’ Peter Jones On Anarchy, Irish Punk And COVID-19

Ireland’s longest running punk band, Paranoid Visions formed in Dublin in 1981.

Heavily influenced by UK anarcho-punks like Crass and Flux of Pink Indians – they operate outside the mainstream music industry, releasing music under their own label FOAD (Fuck Off And Die).

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INTERVIEW – Fly By Midnight Chats About New Single ‘Lost Without You (feat. Clara Mae)’

Fly By Midnight have just dropped the music video for their single “Lost Without You” – which features the stunning Swedish songstress Clara Mae. “Lost Without You” is now available to stream on all major streaming platforms.

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INTERVIEW – remme Talks To Us About His Single ‘lose touch’

Emma Mages speaks with remme about his new single, ‘lose touch’.

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INTERVIEW – Phil Marsh of The UMA Talks to Us About Their New Single ‘Fire’

Pop-rock band The UMA Have just released their brand-new single “Fire.” Not only that, but the 3-piece also treated us to a music video alongside the release.

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MODESTY BLAISE – Little Big Head Duncan Reid On The Boys, The Birth Of Punk And Latest Album ‘Don’t Blame Yourself’

As bassist and co-singer with The Boys, Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid was at the heart of the late ’70s punk explosion.

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INTERVIEW – Elenoir Tells Us About Her New Single ‘Wrong Party’

The wonderful songstress Elenoir has recently released her brand-new single ‘Wrong Party’.

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INTERVIEW – ELM On Their New Single, Eurovision Rumours And Staying Creative In Lockdown

Irish queer pop quarter ELM have been creating quite a buzz among pop followers of late with their feelgood pop and striking visuals that carry a message of self love and acceptance, with their most recent release, Golden, perhaps being their best to date.

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Emily Cole Talks To Essentially Pop About Her New Single ‘Ain’t My Vibe’

Chloe Bishop talks to singer-songwriter Emily Cole about her latest single ‘Ain’t My Vibe’ and the journey of her career as a musical artist. 

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INTERVIEW: Stephen Emmer

Essentially Pop’s Liam Anthony talks to musician Stephen Emmer about the importance of challenging yourself as an artist, the advice he has for aspiring musicians and of course, his new album Maison Melody.

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Lucy Spraggan On Fitness, New Album ‘Choices’, And Who Would Play Her In A Movie.

Former X Factor singer songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who rose to fame through her debut top 20 hit ‘Last Night’ to which she sang at her 2012 audition on X Factor, has since released 5 albums, with her debut in at number 7 and 2 just shy of the top 10. With over half a million engaged social media followers and a planned tour in Autumn this year, Lucy speaks to Laurabeth about her incredible fitness journey, upcoming new album, ‘Choices’ and planned tour and who would play her in a movie.

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INTERVIEW – Alex Angelo Tells About His Most Recent Single ‘One Less Night’

Alex Angelo has been on a roll when it comes to releasing music, with his new single, ‘One Less Night’, the 6th track he’s dropped in 2020. You can now stream it on Spotify now.

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INTERVIEW – Empathy Test Talk to Us About Their Album ‘Monsters’

The synth-pop band Empathy Test released their brand-new album last month. ‘Monsters’ has received rave reviews from multiple media outlets. You can stream the album via the band’s Spotify.

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