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BAT AND BALL: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS AND ABI SINCLAIR

The UK’s Bat and Ball are an immensely-talented outfit with co-lead vocalists Abi and Chris Sinclair hailing from West Country. While the two began writing and performing with various bands in their early teens, they never actually played in a band together until they both moved to London to study at Goldsmiths College,...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: PETITE MELLER

We’ve been fascinated by Petite Meller ever since she left a link to her “Backpack” video on our Facebook page last September.  If you watched the video when we posted it, then chances are you remember it.  It was the gorgeous homage to vintage French cinema shot on the French Riviera.  Meller herself...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NINA PERSSON UNVEILS HER ANIMAL HEART

interview by Michael McCarthy If there’s ever been someone we’ve interviewed here on Love is Pop who needs no introduction it’s Nina Persson. But, just in case her name doesn’t ring a bell, Nina is the beloved vocalist of The Cardigans. In most of the world, they’ve had roughly two dozen big hit...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: JANN KLOSE

As you’re about to find out, Jann Klose is an eclectic artist who’s equally at home singing, writing songs, composing music and acting. The amazing thing is that he’s brilliant at every single one of these things. Last year when I reviewed his superb album Mosaic I wrote that, stylistically, his voice and...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MICHAEL RIDER

Recently one of my favorite artists, Charlotte Martin, made a post on Facebook about her new album, Water Breaks Stone. I left a comment asking whom I should contact about covering the album for Love is Pop. A fellow fan of Martin’s work, Michael Rider, saw my post and commented to ask if...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DAVIDGE

Yesterday we unveiled our review of Slo Light, the debut solo album by Massive Attack collaborator Davidge.  As promised, today we’re presenting our exclusive interview with the man himself. Did you write the songs on Slo Light entirely by yourself and then find people to sing them or did you write them with...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: EGO ELLA MAY

We live in a time when music is veering off in lots of interesting new directions.  New genres are being born right before our very eyes and old genres are shifting into new territory.  Artists like Lorde, Banks and Haim are all breaking the old rules and getting lots of attention for it. ...
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THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW: POLLY SCATTERGOOD

Interview by Michael McCarthy There isn’t much that one could say about the immensely talented Polly Scattergood that I haven’t said already.  After all, I gave her new album, Arrows, a very positive review HERE and named it my favorite album of the year HERE in my Best of 2013 list.  So, it...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LILY MCKENZIE GOES BACK TO THE GARAGE

interview by Michael McCarthy During the past few years, singer/songwriter/pianist Lily McKenzie has collaborated with Breakage, Wiley, Brackles and Fatty DL, among others.  Songs she’s lent her vocals to have been released by various dance music labels including heavy-hitters like Hed Kandi and Viper Records. Today — January 13th, 2014 — sees the release of her debut...
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INTERVIEW: CHRIS COE OF METALS

Metals are an immensely talented duo hailing from Melbourne, Australia consisting of producer/DJs Chris Coe and Ehsan Gelsi.  They recently toured the UK with gigs in Nottingham, Coventry and London.  They even played at GLASTONBURY!  Yes, that Glastonbury! The duo recently released their first single, “That Ain’t Real Love,” from their upcoming EP,...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW(S): THE HAWK IN PARIS

Interviews by Michael McCarthy I am a music junkie. I always want more and I can never have enough. One of my favorite places to find new music is Noisetrade, a wonderful website where thousands of artists give away their music in hopes of building a following. You’re free to tip them, and...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: FEFFE OF BOMBUS TALKS ALL THINGS METAL

I recently gave a rave #albumoftheday review to The Poet and the Parrot by Bombus, a mind-blowingly good, red hot metal band hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden.  Unlike most Swedish metal bands, Bombus are not a death metal band, sounding more like a cross between Metallica’s first few records and Motorhead at their prime. ...
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