I was recently introduced to the music of Mallrat, a really cool young woman hailing from Australia. She immediately reminded me of Lily Allen, who’s one of my top ten artists of all time, so naturally I fell in love with her music and had to inquire about interviewing her. As you can...Read more
Monthly Archives: July 2016
Few rock or alternative albums you’ll hear this year are likely to excite you as much as Biffy Clyro’s Ellipsis. If you’re a big fan of Foo Fighters and you’re not already on board the Biffy fanwagon then you need to get on stat because their music never fails to be a vibrant...Read more
Well, prepare to have your mind blown by BANKS once again. Her new single has arrived and it's called "Fuck With Myself" and it is a scorcher. Like the Bo Rocha song I posted earlier today, it walks a fine line between pop and R&B but...
Bo Rocha will release a new 4-track EP entitled Hold My Gaze on 9th September 2016 via Bait and Switch Records. In the meantime, your summer is going to sizzle with her just released new single "Enough For You." The mix of its hard-driving beats...
July 11, 2016…KT Tunstall announced today that she will hit the road this fall in support of her forthcoming new album due early September 2016 on Caroline Records (more information on the release to follow in a couple of days, sign up for KT’s newsletter here http://kttunstall.com/sign-up). The tour kicks off on September...Read more
by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...Read more
As those who follow me on Twitter already know, I have spent much of my time lately working on my first novel in years. It’s called Book of Shadows and I’m hoping it’ll prove to be a successful young adult series. This is for a couple of reasons. 1. I love my characters...Read more
I can't remember the last time, if ever, that I've featured jazz on Love is Pop. It surprises me more than it probably surprises you. I do like a little jazz music with my Sunday morning coffee now and then. Well, to be sure, I...
interview by Michael McCarthy If the sound of Kristin Kontrol’s voice seems familiar to you, there’s probably a very good reason for that. You see, prior to going solo, Kristin was Dee Dee, lead singer/songwriter of the popular rock band Dum Dum Girls. More recently, she decided to go back to using her...Read more
by Michael McCarthy Back in 2011 sister duo Puro Instinct rolled into town and played Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts, which is considered part of greater Boston. I remember only hearing that they’d been to town after the fact and being really disappointed that I hadn’t known about it, as I would have...Read more