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#albumoftheday / #amlistening = DOE PAORO: SOFT POWER

Doe Paoro’s Soft Power album is her generation’s answer to Carole King’s Tapestry. Heartfelt, earnest singer-songwriter tunes with thought-provoking and insightful lyrics made with real instruments, including lots of smooth piano. All decorated with a wide variety of influences. For example, “Over” has a distinct Motown vibe while other tracks, like “Guilty” and...
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UP CLOSE WITH JANN KLOSE: HIS SECOND LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy When you listen to Jann Klose’s albums, you’ll immediately wonder one thing: why isn’t this guy a household name already?  To my ears, the pop-rock singer/songwriter is his generation’s equivalent of Paul Simon or Paul McCartney. His songs are that varied and uplifting, full of boundless energy drawn from...
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A DRAG QUEEN BUT NOT A DRAG: AN INTERVIEW WITH YAYAH

interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by Chris Bogard (@chrisbogard_ on Instagram) all videos filmed by Rebecca Cave ### I first interviewed Camryn Nichols way back in 2013 when he was one half of the indie pop duo Ugly Bunny along with Gwendolyn Giles. Their album Tokyo was one of my favorites that year and...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening = FFS – “BONES”


If you love "the Bristol sound" made popular by Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead, among others, then you're going to be tickled pink in a good way by "Bones," the debut single by FFS, otherwise known as For Fucks Sake, the new project by James of Arth...
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DIGGING DEEP: AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MCQUAID

Interview by Michael McCarthy Photos of Sarah by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk) Sarah McQuaid is fast becoming a legendary folk artist in England, although her career began in Ireland. She released her first album, When Two Lovers Meet, in 1997 and has been going strong ever since. Her new album, If We Dig Any...
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THE ART OF BEING A GIRL: AN INTERVIEW WITH REBECCA & FIONA

interview by Michael McCarthy If you love pop music and keep up with the global pop scene then chances are you’re already quite familiar with Stockholm-born Rebecca Scheja and Fiona FitzPatrick, better known simply as Rebecca & Fiona. Ever since 2007, they’ve been making a name for themselves both by DJing and releasing...
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Until Death Do We Meet Again: An Interview with Craig Goldy of Dio fame & Dream Child – PART ONE (PART TWO COMING SOON)

interview by Michael McCarthy Last Friday on August 24th, 2018, I had the opportunity to interview Craig Goldy, a guitarist extraordinaire who’s currently promoting his latest project, Dream Child. Goldy is perhaps best known as a guitarist for the late Ronnie James Dio, having played on the Dio albums Dream Evil (1987), Magica...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening = LARKIN POE: “BLEACH BLONDE BOTTLE BLUES”

One insanely talented duo that I can't get enough of is Larkin Poe.  It seems like just yesterday that I interviewed Rebecca and Megan Lovell about their third album, Peach.  Well, the roots rock/soul/blues sisters will be releasing their third album, Venom & Faith, on November 9, 2018. 
Today we have three exceptionally good pop tunes of very different styles, all works of art in our opinion....
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BETTER AT NIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH STILL CORNERS

interview by Michael McCarthy Still Corners is a duo consisting of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. They’ll be releasing their gorgeous fourth album, Slow Air, via their own Wrecking Light label on August 17th of this year. It’s an intoxicating collection of songs that are just perfect for nighttime listening. Their tracks have...
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ROCKIN’ THE O.C: AN INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG BROOMBA OF FILMSPEED

interview by Michael McCarthy I was sitting around bored one night, frustrated that I wasn’t finding anything that I was in the mood to listen to when I decided to check out some random albums being presented to me by publicists. It’s certainly not uncommon that I listen to things they send me,...
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UK COMPUTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES OF ARTH AND ARTH

interview by Michael McCarthy Arth and Arth make what I would call mood music. To me, mood music is music that can change the whole tone of your day or evening. In the case of Arth and Arth, their trippy and often ethereal music is rather intoxicating, coming on like a painkiller. Your...
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AN ALL-NEW CANDID CONVERSATION WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy I first heard Doe Paoro’s intoxicating music when she opened for a Sylvan Esso show back in 2014. Like her songs, the way she moved around the stage, dancing, was hypnotic. I felt like a snake moving to the sounds of a charmer. A night or two later, she...
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FROM NYC TO LEEDS: AN INTERVIEW ROYSTON LANGDON (OF SPACEHOG FAME)

interview by Michael McCarthy Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Royston Langdon hails from Leeds in the United Kingdom, but it was during 1994 in New York City that he formed the band Spacehog with his brother Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel. Later that same year, the band was signed to Sire Records. Their debut album,...
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