Genesis Publications Announce Official Beach Boys Book

The Beach Boys are one of the most famous rock bands in the genre’s near century-long history and stand among the pioneers of the genre, but they’ve never truly been able to tell their story in full from the beginning. That changes in 2024, with Genesis Publications releasing an autobiography of the band in book form, and pre-orders for the book opening alongside the book’s announcement.

Don McLean Chats With Essentially Pop About The ‘American Pie’ 50th Anniversary Tour Next Year With Tickets On General Sale Today. He Talks About The Power Of Production, The Story Behind The Song, And Co-Writing With Drake!

We were honoured that Steve Holley had the chance to chat with the living legend that is Don McLean and we hope you enjoy his candid responses to Steve’s questions.

Robert LaRoche Channels The Everly Brothers With New Single ‘Drawn To You’ From Upcoming EP ‘A Thousand Shades’

Robert LaRoche channels the likes of The Everly Brothers – with more than a dash of Buddy Holly and perhaps a smattering of The Beach Boys – with his new single ‘Drawn To You’, set for release on July 12.

Parcels Unveil New Video for ‘Withorwithout’ Starring Milla Jovovich And Announce UK Dates for November

Parcels have unveiled the video for ‘Withorwithout’, starring Milla Jovovich and taken from the band’s acclaimed debut self-titled LP (out now via Kitsuné/Because Music).

Six (Or Seven) Quick Questions For The Tailormade

We’ve caught up with The Tailormade and asked them six (or seven) Quick Questions.

Picture by Sam Wells

WHEN LOVE RUNS HIGH – Zombies In Triumphant 50th Anniversary Performance of Odessey and Oracle

  In June 1967 five musicians went into London’s Abbey Road studios to record The Zombies‘ second album Odessey and Oracle. Though not a…

Onionface Rebadge Prog Rock For Modern Times Wiith ‘Roll Over, Dog…And Run!’

Onionface have released their new album, ‘Roll Over, Dog…And Run!’ Comprising ten rocking tracks, the alt-rock trio from Ottawa take their cues from The Ramones and then infuse their sound with its very own style.

Gringo Star – ‘The Sides And In Between’ Take Us To The 60s And Back Again

‘The Sides And In Between’ from Atlanta’s Gringo Star sounds like it’s been stolen from the back of Roy Orbison’s car, played on Hank B Marvin’s guitar, and mixed using Wheatus’ desk and Buddy Holly’s vocals. This is not altogether a bad thing. The album is out today on Nevado Records.

The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Hand Drawn Maps

This week’s essential playlist comes from Hand Drawn Maps, an Indie Surf Rock/Pop band from LA. We introduced you to them back in December, when they released their EP, ‘Kites’.