By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
The September 27 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation took on a bit of an international flavor: California popsters and husband and wife Karla Kane and Khoi Huynh from the Corner Laughers sat side-by-side with Nottingham, England’s Mark and Helen Luker, from Fun of the Pier. The lovely musical quartet joined me for a fun half-hour to talk about their new album releases that melodic pop fans will love.
Three tracks from their respective albums were spun: the lively, heartfelt song about Karla and Khoi’s daughter, “Octavia A,” from the Corner Laughers’ 2015 album, Matilda Effect; “Past/Future,” from Fun of the Pier’s lovely, new, and very first album, 14:42; and Karla’s imaginatively arranged pop song, “All Aboard,” from her about-to-be-released, fantastic solo album, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables.
During this program, you’ll find out what makes these magical, musical magicians sing, and you’ll discover exactly what Fun of the Pier’s album title means (hint: always keep batteries at hand!).
Listen to my interview with the Corner Laughers’ Karla Kane and Khoi Huynh and Fun of the Pier’s Mark and Helen Luker from September 27 by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)
You can listen to samples of the songs played during this program by clicking on the following links:
- “Octavia A” (from the Corner Laughers’ Matilda Effect) | http://cornerlaughers.com/track/octavia-a
- “Past/Future” (from Fun of the Pier’s 14:42) | https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/funofthepier2
- “All Aboard” (from Karla Kane’s King’s Daughters Home for Incurables) | (Not yet online, but a visit to http://cornerlaughers.com/album/kings-daughters-home-for-incurables will tell you all you need to know)
Purchase Karla Kane’s King’s Daughters Home for Incurables by clicking on the following link: Bandcamp. Purchase the Corner Laughers’ wonderful music, including Matilda Effect, here. And add Fun of the Pier’s lovely 14:42 to your collection by clicking here.
Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews, coming soon.
Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.
Listen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!