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POP, SOUL & BAROQUE: AN INTERVIEW WITH KAT CUNNING

interview by Michael McCarthy Kat Cunning (aka Katrina Cunningham) is a singer/songwriter who mixes pop, soul and Baroque influences with excellent results. So far, however, she’s been known for her work as a Broadway actress and dancer, having performed in Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramore and NYC’s Sleep No More. She’s also...
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#songoftheday = KAT CUNNING: “WILD POPPIES”


As an actress, Kat Cunning has already appeared in Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour and Sleep No More.  You might call her a future star of the NYC arts scene.  But, in my eyes, she's already a star.  I felt like I was witnessing one...
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BEANTOWN BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH KIMBRA

interview by Michael McCarthy On January 28th Kimbra will kick off the first leg of her tour in promotion of her forthcoming album Primal Heart at The Paradise in Boston, Massachusetts and we at Love is Pop couldn’t be more excited. Originally, Primal Heart was supposed to come out on the 19th of...
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#songoftheday = Laure Shang – “I Love You”


If you like twisted, noir electro-pop then you're going to be drooling all over yourself listening to Laure Shang's richly-layered new single, which is surely the bleakest-sounding song called "I Love You" ever written.  It's also my favorite song to be released so far from her...
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#songoftheday = LUI HILL: “5000 MILES”


Lui Hill was discovered by Tobias Herder, who has signed him to the Filter Music Group with four singles and an album due out over the course of the next year.  Previously, Herder discovered the amazing Milky Chance and Hill is no less talented. ...
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JAPAN CALLING: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FEMM

interview by Michael McCarthy A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lulu, FEMM are mannequins who have emotions. They are new icons for TOKYO POP. They can’t talk but can sing, however, so each girl’s agent, “Honey-B” and “W-Trouble”, who look identical to FEMM, always speak for them and have participated...
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#songoftheday = LAURE SHANG: “THAT BRA”


The thing that makes Laure Shang one of my favorite Chinese artists is that you never know what she's going to do next.  You really don't.  In fact, I dare say she's one of the most unpredictable artists on the planet, which, for me, also makes her...
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#songoftheday = SIGRID: “STRANGERS”


If you'll allow me to pat myself on the back for a moment, I'd like to point out that Love is Pop was one of the very first sites to post Sigrid's "Don't Kill My Vibe," which wound up being one of the biggest pop songs of...
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STREAM, STREAM AWAY: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN DAVIES

interview by Michael McCarthy Several years ago, Megan Davies opened a Youtube account and posted a video of herself doing an experimental, classical guitar piece. It didn’t get many streams, but she kept the account open and eventually started posting other things. Those things being actual songs. Most of them were covers. Some...
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THE MAIN MAN: A INTERVIEW WITH JOHN O’CALLAGHAN OF THE MAINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...
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