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...Read more
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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...Read more
'"13" is the latest single from Irish singer/songwriter Ciaran Lavery and it's like Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst and none other than Bob Dylan sat in a room together and churned out a song. "Love is like a suicide," Lavery sings, his lyrics raw and his voice a...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Royston Langdon hails from Leeds in the United Kingdom, but it was during 1994 in New York City that he formed the band Spacehog with his brother Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel. Later that same year, the band was signed to Sire Records. Their debut album,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy The reason this interview is titled Much More Than The Voice is that today’s subject is Whitney Fenimore, who you may recall from season 13 of a little show called The Voice. She did a touching rendition of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which she rearranged herself, at...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Today I am pleased to present you with part two of my interview with Justin Masters. As I said in my intro to part one, Justin and I were friends back in the mid-’90s but lost touch when I was in the thick of publishing my heavy metal music...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy In the early ’90’s, many of the hair bands I grew up listening to put out some of their best albums. Unfortunately, there were so many hair bands by then that the market was over-saturated. It had reached the point where it was like the last days of disco,...Read more
July 11, 2016…KT Tunstall announced today that she will hit the road this fall in support of her forthcoming new album due early September 2016 on Caroline Records (more information on the release to follow in a couple of days, sign up for KT’s newsletter here http://kttunstall.com/sign-up). The tour kicks off on September...Read more
We last heard from singer/songwriter KT Tunstall in the form of her Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon album, which was a haunting and delicate, folky affair. Her latest single, "Evil Eye," is perhaps best described as pop. Irresistible pop that'll surely brighten your day and make...
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...Read more
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Alexz Johnson might have gotten her start as the star of Instant Star, a cheesy show if ever there was one, but she's since emerged as a fantastic pop singer/songwriter and "Cologne" is a fine example of that. It's a sexy number about a woman and her...
"Timber" is the latest track to be unleashed from Eaves' debut EP, As Old As The Grave, and if you like melancholic singer/songwriter fare then you're in for a real treat. From the first few stark piano notes, it's obvious that this is going to be a...
If the name Nina Persson doesn’t ring a bell, I’m fairly certain that the sound of her voice would. She’s the front woman of both The Cardigans and A Camp, you see. Not sure who those bands are? Perhaps the name of The Cardigans’ most successful single will ring a bell: “Lovefool.” It...Read more