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DALEA: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Dalea started her music career as the lead singer and founder of Quimera Music, a symphonic metal band, from 2009 to 2013. This week she just released her debut solo album, Visitor, and it’s amazing. Perhaps it’s not quite as symphonic as Quimera Music, but if you were a...
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An Exclusive Interview with Nathassia

interview by Michael McCarthy If you’re looking for something different, some truly unique, mind-blowing electro-pop, then you’ve come to the right place. Nathassia is currently based out of London where she is very informed by its music scene. The songs on her just released debut album, Light of the World, run the gamut...
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POLLY SCATTERGOOD: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW, TAKE TWO

We previously interviewed the insanely talented Polly Scattergood in January of 2014 after naming her electro-pop masterpiece Arrows our Best Album of 2013.  Now she’s back but this time she’s delivered something that’s practically the exact opposite of Arrows, onDeadWaves, a very organic sounding, psychedelic folk record made as a duo with James...
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An Exclusive Interview with Olga Bell

by Michael McCarthy Olga Bell was born in Moscow and lived there until she was seven and her family moved to Alaska, but she was still a teenager when she left Alaska to pursue a career as a pianist, having played since she was a young girl, at the New England Conservatory in...
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An Exclusive Interview with Gabrielle Wortman of Smoke Season

An Exclusive Interview with Gabrielle Wortman of Smoke Season Recently, the incredibly-talented indietronic duo Smoke Season released their soulful new EP, Ouroboros. The title refers to a famous image – a snake eating itself – and the duo, which consists of Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, is sure to become famous, too. In...
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An Exclusive Interview with Lyra

by Michael McCarthy In addition to well-established artists, I like to introduce our readers to promising new artists. Today we have an interview with Lyra, an enthusiastic singer/songwriter who got her start at the age of 6 when she began singing at her local church. She wasn’t just a church singer, though. Also...
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An Exclusive Interview with David Reece of Bonfire

interview by Michael McCarthy Currently, the lead singer of the famous German heavy metal/melodic rock band Bonfire, David Reece is no stranger to the scene. He first shot to fame in 1989 when he replaced Udo Dirkschneider as the lead singer of another German metal band, Accept. He was only with Accept for...
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An Exclusive Interview with Lou Doillon

interview by Michael McCarthy Although my readers in the States might not be familiar with her, Lou Doillon is a household name in France and has been practically since she was born, being the daughter of Jane Birkin, who’s famous as an actress, solo artist and longtime collaborator with Serge Gainsbourg. Meanwhile, her...
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An Exclusive Interview with Swan of BlackRain

interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by Dean Karr One of the perks of doing Love is Pop is that I sometimes come to hear awesome artists that I never would have found on my own. Here’s the story of how I came to know and love the French rock band BlackRain, who...
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An Exclusive Interview with Norwegian Singer/Songwriter BELLMAN

Our readers in the U.S. might not have heard of Norwegian singer/songwriter Bellman yet, but in some parts of the world he is a very big deal. He released his critically acclaimed debut album, Mainly Mute, in 2009 and had his first big hit single with an uplifting song called, “Spaceship Move Slow”...
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An Exclusive Interview with Double Experience

interview by Michael McCarthy Yesterday’s #albumoftheday was Unsaved Progress by Double Experience: http://www.loveispop.com/reviews/albumoftheday-review-double-experience-unsaved-progress/ It’s one of my favorite albums of 2016 thus far and I’m sure it will be in my top 20 when I write my best of 2016 list at the end of the year. The way they mix elements of...
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