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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Andrew Taylor (Dropkick) (Airdate: March 14, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan headshot from school

dropkick longwave 2018 coverDropkick is one of the current kings of melodic pop, showcasing their glorious rich harmonies on album after album of winning sounds. The group’s Andrew Taylor, direct from Scotland, talked to me on March 14 on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation about his group’s fantastic new album, Longwave.

Andrew and I spoke about, and we played, three of Longwave’s glorious songs: “It’s Still Raining,” “See You There,” and “Out of Tune.” Other topics covered in this fascinating interview: Andrew’s influences, as diverse as Tom Petty and Green Day; recording Longwave virtually live; and the striking cover design by Alan Lennon. (Listen to “It’s Still Raining” by clicking here.)

Longwave releases on March 23. Vinyl, CD and digital downloads can be pre-ordered on Dropkick’s Bandcamp page. An offer featuring a special bonus disc is available from Kool Kat Musik.

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pprListen to my interview with Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor from the March 14 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation 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.)



Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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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.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen 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!

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