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BOSTON BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALFIE OF HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy I first encountered the music of Ireland’s hugely popular duo Hudson Taylor when I caught them opening for Gabrielle Aplin a year ago this month. I’d been a big fan of Gabrielle’s for roughly a half dozen years and was so excited to finally see her live. So much...
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE: OUR 4TH INTERVIEW WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy Between the intros for our previous three interviews and the live show and album reviews I’ve done covering Doe Paoro and her wonderful music, I feel like I’ve written everything I could possibly say about her already. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her and her...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening: Vök: “Erase You”


The too good to be true “Erase You” is Icelandic, electro dream-pop trio Vök's latest single, following previous album singles “Spend The Love”, “Night & Day”, and “Autopilot”, which have received over 1 million streams collectively across all the usual platforms during the past few weeks....
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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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