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    INTERVIEW WITH… EAST LONDON POP ARTIST HARRY AND THE CHICKS

    I interviewed East London Pop Artist and Songwriter Harry and The Chicks on how her band, Harry and the Chicks came to fruition. How Harry crafted her otherworldly Pop band and subsequent community, her newest song “Snakes In the Streets”, her collaboration with the SafeUp app, and much more below! THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, How are you doing? How has the first few months of 2022 been? HARRY AND THE CHICKS: Hi! I’m good thank you for having me, the first few months of 2022 have been really busy and fulfilling! THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Thanks for doing this and taking the time out. How did you each get your start…

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    THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2021

    Yes, music lovers, it’s that time of year again. Music publications from all over posting their 2021 best-of lists. While it has been quite the up and down year elsewhere, well mostly down. I can assuredly say the return to music has been healing. Which has created one of the most incredible years for music and the industry as a whole creatively, keyword creatively. Alas, with what has been careful consideration these are The Reclusive Blogger’s Top Ten Albums Of 2021. It was quite hard to narrow it down to only ten. I’ve also included a few other releases that I had to share with you because they were great…

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    CONCERT REVIEW + PHOTOS: GLASS ANIMALS AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

    The new(ish) Indie Pop/Rock band are one the industry’s most exciting live music acts Indie Rock quartet Glass Animals brought their groovy brand of heat to Hollywood Forever on Sunday with the ‘Dreamland’ tour. It’s a funky blend of nostalgic meets vaporwave that permeates the album but the shows as well. The tour featured the Electro Pop newcomer Binki as the opener. He played a short and engaging set closing out with “Heybb!”. A song you’ve most likely heard from its prominence of being in an Apple iPad commercial. While his energy was great, it was clear the crowd was there for Glass Animals (many didn’t arrive until they were…

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    BRITISH ROCK BAND PLACEBO RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “BEAUTIFUL JAMES”

    Placebo make their defiant return to music with a new song titled “Beautiful James”. A song that seeks to normalize and celebrate non-heteronormative relationships in song. Iconic Brit Rock band Placebo makes their return to music with the new single “Beautiful James”. The track is the band’s first new music in five years. Placebo also announced they’ve been in the studio with more new music on the way including an 8th studio album. The follow-up to the band’s 2013 album ‘Loud Like Love’. “Beautiful James” is a highly poignant track in a time when cutting through the mire by way of emotions and art can feel quite heavy. A band…

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    ENGLISH ARTIST TOM ROSENTHAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘I WENT TO BED AND I LOVED YOU’

    The single is from his forthcoming album which is in tribute to his late Father. If you recognise English musician Tom Rosenthal through his viral hits like his cover of the Edward Sharpe hit ‘Home‘. A tune which he covered under the moniker Edith Whiskers. Or the whimsical ditty created with his daughter, Fenn titled ‘Dinosaurs In Love’. Then you’ll want to give his new music a listen if you weren’t already a fan. The singer-songwriter has crafted nostalgic quaint Folk Pop since the start of the decade. Rosenthal quickly making a name for himself with his penchant for “short, expertly crafted pop songs”. ‘Denis Was A Bird’ is the…

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    BASTILLE RETURN WITH FUTURE POP SINGLE “DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM”

    To the casual listener on the surface level, the new Bastille track is immediately catchy and makes you want to dance. The British quartet make their official return to the music scene on a new label (Republic Records), with a new look, and fresh sound for this new era. “Distorted Light Beam” captures the mix of nostalgia, hope fullness, and limitless possibilities coming out of a dark age. It is the future wave meats disco-pop bop for the ages. A true contender for the song of the summer. Seemingly capturing a feeling we all have coming out of heart-wrenching pandemic but feeling the need to readjust to life as fast…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… BRIT FOLK POP UPSTART ALICE PISANO

    Alice Pisano is an Italian-born and British-bred Folk-Pop artist. The rising singer crafts emotive and intimate tunes that have ostensibly connected her to a wider audience gaining fans amongst the major Spotify streams, and support from BBC Introducing. Her new single ‘Seventeen’ channels that same emotional intimacy but has an enchanting quality as well. I chatted with Alice about the new single and her musical journey. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Alice, First off… It’s nice to meet you and thanks for taking the time out. How are you doing? How has your new year been so far? ALICE PISANO: Hey nice to meet you too 🙂 the last few months…

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    CATCHING UP WITH… MIAMI INDIE POP SINGER/SONGWRITER JULIA BHATT

    Last time I talked with singer-songwriter Julia Bhatt she had just released her debut single. The track ‘Tall’ was indicative of the Miami based artist. A fun, catchy, and quirky debut single. Fast forward a few years, the nineteen Julia has now graduated high school and was set to open on her first tour. That was until the pandemic hit. Now as Bhatt sits in the state of the unknown and suspension. Julia’s newest single ‘1:30’ has her exploring a new sound as she grasps with the social media age in the music industry, and all those feelings and fears in between. You can catch my full update interview with…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… ALTERNATIVE ART POP NEWCOMER LISEY TIGRA

    London Alternative Art pop artist Lisey Tigra returns with the Brett Shaw (Florence Welch, Lady Gaga) produced single, ‘Crime Scene’. The dark and mysterious track off Tigra’s forthcoming EP. It sees the artist delving into the murky depths of relationships, shadow sides, and how far one will go for love. I chatted with Lisey about the track and more. You can read it below! THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hey, Lisey, Starting off… How have you been doing? How has the new year been treating so far? LISEY TIGRA: Hey! Thank you for having me. I have been doing well. Lockdown has been tough but I am trying not to let it…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… LONDON SINGER-SONGWRITER MARIE NAFFAH

    Impassioned British folk-pop artist Marie Naffah is truly making a name for herself. Known for her signature blend of ‘contemporary folk with a brush of soul’. Announced as 2014’s ‘MTV’s Unsigned Artist Of The Year’. She has since given a few TedTalk, made a documentary, receiving much buzz over her music, and selling out venues like The Lexington in the process. ‘Wasteland’ is her first release for 2021 and is off her forthcoming EP. I chatted with Marie via email about ‘Wasteland’, her new EP, and the recording process, and much more. You can read it all below… THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Marie, First off… How are you doing? How…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… WELSH POP JAZZ SINGER HANNAH GRACE

    I chatted with Hannah ahead of her debut album release “Remedy” “Remedy” is the debut album from soulful Welsh Pop chanteuse Hannah Grace. Grace is from Wales and signed to Gabrielle Aplin’s record label Never Fade Records. The promising new artist found herself championed by the likes of Lady Gaga and Dermot O’Leary. She has even opened for Hozier and. An artist whose keen pop sensibilities and honeyed melodies keep her songwriting firmly rooted. Yet, you can hear the echoes those jazz halls from the 1940s and 50s in things such as her smokey vocal delivery. Hannah’s latest cut from the “Remedy” album breathes that. “Missing The Show” is a…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER MADDOX JONES

    The “Headspace” EP sees Maddox Jones in his first solo run Maddox Jones is a British singer and songwriter hailing from Northampton, UK. The “Headspace” EP also marks the first solo album from Jones after fronting Born Stranger. An artist known for his soulful vocal delivery. Something shown in full force on the synth-pop numbers on the EP. Maddox takes the listener on quite the emotional journey. Starting from the atmospheric self-titled opener to the heartfelt closing ballad, “No More Ghosts”. I chatted with Maddox and we discussed his EP, and much more. Read on below… THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Let’s talk about your title track and debut single “Headspace.” What…