Category: Pop

  • The always spell-binding Amanda Palmer’s new single, “Drowning in the Sound” is yet another chamber pop masterpiece from the insanely-talented singer/songwriter.

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  • by Michael McCarthy I recently saw singer/songwriter Marielle Kraft celebrate the release of her new EP, The Deep End, by putting on a sold-out performance at City Winery in Boston. It was the first in a small number of dates to launch the pensive but catchy EP on which Marielle wears her heart on her…

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  • “We’re never-ending,” sings the always impressive singer/songwriter Doe Paoro as the chorus of her inspiring new song “Midnight Choir” comes to its finish, her voice sounding like that of an angel singing to us from up above the clouds.

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  • by Michael McCarthy Last Friday night on July 19th, 2019, I caught Marielle Kraft with opening act Visiting Wine at City Winery in Boston, Massachusetts. It was a great night and I have to start off by praising the venue, which I found most impressive. THE VENUE: CITY WINERY BOSTON First of all, when you…

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  • Indie-pop, singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has just released an exquisite new album called Stranger Songs on which every song is inspired by the Netflix series Stranger Things. The album came out just before the new season of Stranger Things started so a lot of the references were lost on me until I started watching the new…

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  • “Naked” is the latest single by South London production/artist duo Temptress, which consists of Jess Belgrave and Vlad Woodham-Smith, who’ve run up a couple of million streams since 2016. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why that it is when you listen to their sultry songs on which both Jess and Vlad sing,…

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  • Cœur de pirate — a.k.a. Beatrice Martin — has returned already, hot on the heels of last year’s fantastic album, En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé. Whether this is a one-off single or she’s already made, or is making, a new album, I do not yet know. What I do know is that…

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy “Synchronize your mind with me, a revelation,” sings Nathassia – channeling the Sumerian Goddess of love and war, Inanna – on her new single “Goddess.” It’s a trippy, electro/pop/dance/world music song that’s so, so good, it’s almost as divine and addictive as chocolate. Just listen to the mesmerizing track once and…

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  • I am pleased to present you with the global premiere of her latest single, “Goddess,” which finds her once again in the world music vein as she calls on and portrays the Goddesses Athena, Venus, Diana, Inanna and Laxmi as she sings about feeling like a Goddess herself.

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy Danish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, is about as brilliant a musician as they come. The funny thing is, she had no plans of making a career out of music. Although she was born the child of composer Bendt Fabricius…

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy This Friday, April 12th 2019, New Zealand’s rising pop star Theia releases her highly addictive EP, Not Your Princess. She loves the word sassy and it’s no wonder why because it’s the perfect word to sum up her sound, which features lots of perky tunes with attitude, such as “Honest” and…

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy Pop singer/songwriter Chlöe Howl has been on my radar since she released her addictive 2013 single “No Strings.” And while she’s yet to release a full-length album, she’s continued to churn out fantastic singles and exquisite EPs aplenty. Last year’s Work EP, for example, is particularly infectious and a great introduction…

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  • Rising pop princess ILIRA has two red hot tracks out right now via Insanity Records/Sony, “Whisper My Name” and “Do It Yourself.”

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy Lucy Spraggan hails from the UK and she’s one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever come to know. In all honesty, her lyrics are brilliant and I can’t think of another artist whose lyrics I like more. She’s truly gifted in that department, her songs often telling stories about real…

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  • It’s no secret that singer/songwriter Doe Paoro is one of my favorite artists. If you frequent this site, you undoubtedly know that I regularly interview her. So, it should come as no surprise that I’m in love with her cover of the Stevie Nicks’ classic “Silver Springs.”

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