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OUT OF TIME – REM-Influenced Dupont Circles Release Debut Album 30 Years In The Making

Washington DC psych-indie outfit The Dupont Circles are celebrating the release of what must be one of the longest awaited debut albums in musical…

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Lotusbliss Could Be Your New Favourite Band If The New Song ‘Horror’ Is Anything To Go By. Essentially Pop Caught Up With The Brothers With A Few Questions.

A lifetime of creation, experimentation, making noise and camaraderie has come to fruition with the Kent band Lotusbliss; literally a band of brothers who are starting to make waves in the indie rock music scene.

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OUT TODAY – Imelda May – ’11 Past The Hour’

Following the smash single releases this year of ‘Just One Kiss’ & ‘Made To Love’ (Radio 2 Playlist & Record of the week / live performance on Graham Norton BBC1)  Imelda May releases today, her sixth studio album and new single ‘Diamonds’.

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Liddy Clark – Singer/Storyteller

Liddy Clark is someone who feels things on a very deep level. After a very cool conversation with this young singer/songwriter she opened up about how feeling moments as deeply as she does can often lead to her feeling drained, overwhelmed, and at times make the situation seemingly incomprehensible.

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Golden Globe Winner, Grammy Nominee And Oscar Winner Jon Batiste Chats With EP About An Album Which Could Literally Change Your Life. ‘We Are’ Is Out Now On Verve Records

Jon Batiste is an American musician who defies genre. His pedigree is undoubted and he’s performed with some of the greatest artists around like Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran and Mavis Staples to name a few.

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IMELDA MAY ANNOUNCES MADE TO LOVE APRIL 2022 UK TOUR

IMELDA MAY ANNOUNCES MADE TO LOVE APRIL 2022 UK TOUR FORTHCOMING SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘11 PAST THE HOUR’ RELEASED ON DECCA RECORDS FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 2021.

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Exclusive Interview With Rising Pop Star Allegra

We sat down with the star who’s about to break through to the big time, Allegra, to find out more about her upcoming single…

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The Shires, Our Number One Country Act, Play Live This Weekend In An Exclusive Streamed Gig Via Stabal.com

The Shires are probably our most successful Country artists and just before lockdown last March, they released album number four ‘Good Years’ but had to put their tour on hold. The tour has been put back to 2022 but they are going to treat their fans, and hopefully some new fans, to an exclusive live gig to be streamed on Saturday, April 10th via Stabal. You can find out more here.

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Nothing Compares To Jedward As They Speak To Stephen Dixon On Sky News Breakfast

If you’ve been living under a rock then you’ll probably not have noticed that Jedward have been in the news a lot. If it’s not for their music, and their incredible banger of an album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, with their 22 self-written and produced songs, it’s for their astute political commentary on social media, and, more recently, the shaving of their trademark quiff hairstyles, in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

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Drew Sycamore Has A New Song ‘45 Fahrenheit Girl’ And A New Album And She Chats About Those Things And Her Inspirations With EP

Drew Sycamore’s new music feels like a culmination of everything that’s come before and to me really feels like she’s in a place where she understands her music and what she’d like it to sound like.

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Keir Chats With EP About His New Song And The Inspirations Behind His Innovative Style.

Keir has already achieved some major highs. He’s recorded at the world famous Maida Vale studios and he’s played Glastonbury in 2017. This is nothing more than his quality deserves.

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Julia Zahra Releases Her Debut Album ‘Remedy’ On March 5th And Chats With EP.

Julia Zahra was born in Indianapolis USA but raised in The Netherlands. At 25, she has achieved many things as she has won ‘The Voice of Holland’ at just 18, the youngest singer to ever audition for and win the show, and then in 2015 winning a show called ‘The Best Singers of Holland’.
Now, it’s time to find her own direction and try to find recognition outside of Holland. She has, since those shows, released critically acclaimed music of her own and toured extensively in Oceania where she’s garnered quite a following. Julia was speaking with Steve Holley.

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Imelda May Chats With Essentially Pop About Her New Release, Life And Love

Imelda May is surely one of our best songwriters. Having been born and raised in Dublin, she began her career at 16 performing locally. Now, on the eve of releasing her sixth studio album ‘11 Past the Hour’, she is known worldwide and critically acclaimed. She has worked with some of the world’s greatest producers and artists and when releasing the debut single from this new album was able to call upon friends Noel Gallagher and Ronnie Wood to collaborate. She really is that rare thing of being an artist’s artist.

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THE OLD MAN’S BACK AGAIN – Fatima Mansions’ Cathal Coughlan On Politics, The Pandemic And ‘Song Of Co-Aklan’ His First Album In 10 Years

Carving out a reputation as one of indie’s most challenging and erudite lyricists with Microdisney in the ’80s, Cathal Coughlan went and did it all again in…

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Laoise Releases Video To Accompany Her Uplifting But Sensitive New Song, ‘Gravy’ And We Get To Have A Chat With Another Exciting Irish Singer.

Laoise, pronounced ‘Leesha’ if you’re as bad at Irish names as I am, has released her video to accompany last week’s single release ‘Gravy’. Brought up in Galway but now living on a tiny island off of the western coast of Ireland, the song is from a forthcoming EP.

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Cha:dy Releases ‘Lazy’, A Moving Song That Looks At Mental Health In Young People And Launches A Big Year For This Outstanding Talent

Cha:dy is a Parisian alt-jazz singer who, last week, released new single ‘Lazy’. Taken from a forthcoming EP, it shines a light on young people suffering with mental health. Having suffered herself, Cha:dy was able to tap into her innermost emotions to write a song that is as honest as it is moving. Steve Holley had the chance to speak with Cha:dy.

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Exclusive interview with Allegra

Allegra, star of new pop bop-and-a-half, Do What I Want, is a girl on a mission. Her aim: to get to know herself better and to encourage others to do the same. We sat down with the budding young talent to find out more.

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Jeremiah Fraites Of The Lumineers Chats With EP As He Releases His Debut Solo Record ‘Piano, Piano’, An Instrumental Record Of Such Beauty That It’s So Much More Than Just Music, It’s A Salve In These Troubled Times

Steve Holley speaks with The Lumineers’ co-founder, Jeremiah Fraites, about his music, and new album, ‘Piano, Piano’.

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Layabout Black Bass Player And Co-Creator Greg Price Talks With EP About The Creation Of A New Musical Genre Born In The Land Of Pirates

Greg Price is a man on a mission. Also known as Layabout, the vocalist and bass guitarist from South London is making music for a new generation. With co songwriter Pharaoh Black and vocalist Robyn a new genre is being created in a place steeped in the history of some of the most famous Pirates. Punk Reggae is a genre that takes the legacy of Jamaica’s rich history of trade and anarchy and unleashes it in musical form. Not trying to be anything old but with respect of the past, not trying to be something other than a new music for an ever changing world but forged in the culture of Jamaica but with a hint of South London swagger. I was lucky enough to chat to bassist and co creator of Layabout Black about this new adventure and found him to be knowledgeable, hopeful and creative. A polite savage making music to transport you to a different place. Enjoy.

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Raul Malo, Lead Singer Of World Famous The Mavericks, Talks To Essentially Pop About ‘En Español’, The UK Tour And The Incredible Christmas Single ‘Happy Holidays’

The Mavericks, the Miami band famous for being able to cross so many boundaries between Americana, Country and Rock’n’Roll have this year added a new string to their multiple CMA and Grammy award winning bow. They have released a record entirely in Spanish. ‘En Español’ is quite simply The Mavericks in Spanish and is such a tour de force that it landed at #22 in the UK indie chart, #6 in the UK Americana chart as well as topping Billboard’s Latin Pop Album Chart. This incredible album is produced by the irrepressible lead singer Raul Malo with long time collaborator Niko Bolas, who has produced such greats as Neil Young, Prince and Sheryl Crow.

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