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#songoftheday = TAMMY: AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND


You'd expect a song called "Away For The Weekend" to be some sicken, sweet, saccharine, shit, but not in this case... Tammy's "Away For The Weekend" is an intoxicating, trippy ballad-esque tune that's much more inclined to soothe your soul than get you dancing... Now, if you want...
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#songoftheday = KT TUNSTALL: “HARD GIRLS”


Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall has been a favorite of mine ever since the first time I heard "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" years ago. For many people, that was the only song of hers that they'd ever hear, since it was the only one that most radio...
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AUTHOR ON THE LINE: JAY ASHER

interview by Michael McCarthy When I decided to interview some people who weren’t musicians for Love is Pop, novelist Jay Asher was high up on my wish list. If an author can be a pop culture icon – and I certainly believe that they can – then Jay Asher is one of the...
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SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy When I started Love is Pop there were a handful of massive artists that I hoped to someday interview and high up on that list was Sophie Ellis-Bextor, a gorgeous pop singer – and songwriter – from England. So, believe me when I say I am beyond excited to...
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#songoftheday = THE PRETENDERS: “HOLY COMMOTION!”


Chrissie Hynde, otherwise known as The Pretenders, has teamed up with none other than The Black Key's Dan Aurerbach for a new album coming soon -- see press release below -- and the lead single, "Holy Commotion!" is fantastic. It kicks off with some serious beats before...
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#songoftheday = RED VELVET: “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”


The title track from K-Pop girl group Red Velvet's Russian Roulette is about as catchy as K-Pop gets... which is, as we say in Massachusetts, wicked catchy! It has a lovely melody, lively beats, an infectious chorus and adorable voices -- what more could you want from...
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MICHAEL SWEET: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW 2

interview by Michael McCarthy Earlier this year I finally had the opportunity to interview Michael Sweet, lead singer and co-lead guitarist of Stryper, after wanting to interview him for 20 years since I started doing music journalism. During the interview, Michael revealed the probable title of his forthcoming solo album, One Side War....
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DANIELLA MASON: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

by Michael McCarthy If you’re a big fan of singer/songwriter fare then you might already be a fan of Nashville’s Daniella Mason, whose touching song “Sleep” was posted on Youtube approximately five years ago and has since been watched over 26,000 times. It was followed up with such emotive songs as “Shade of...
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