Janet Devlin’s Interview With The Music Obsession

JD - Alone in woodsJanet Devlin has been featured on The Music Obsession for her recent interview with the music blog. Janet spoke with The Music Obsession about her debut album Running With Scissors, as well as The X-Factor, social media, and living out her dreams.

Ideally, what would you like listeners to get from the album? Is there a certain feeling or message you wanted to share?
Every song has a different message in it. I ‘spose you’ll find whatever you’re looking for in it. If you’ve ended a relationship recently, there’s a couple of songs on there for you, if you’re struggling with life there’s a couple of songs in there for you, and growing up songs and coming to terms songs..  so I feel there’s a lot of something in there for everybody. And even some upbeat happy-go-lucky trippy songs to drink to. [laughs]

 

What was one major thing that you learned from that whole X-Factor experience?
I was only 16 when it happened. I was in school and stuff so it taught me kind of how to stand up for myself even though I was quite shy and reserved,  that if someone is trying to change you you’ve just gotta stand up and just say ‘no.’

You seem to have a really great presence on social media. Has that helped you connect with fans while you’re traveling? 
I’m pretty much on all social media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and stuff. It’s great to be able to directly contact fans and for them to be able to directly contact me. It’s really cool and that’s probably why I’m so proactive on it. I get to reach people that I wouldn’t necessarily get to reach and I do these gigs online that are streamed worldwide. I try to do 2 gigs whenever I do it and I suspect different time zones so people from around the world can choose whenever to watch a gig they wouldn’t necessarily see, so that’s probably my favorite thing about social media is those gigs.
 Janet ended the interview with a nice message for the fans. “Thank you to anyone who has actually taken the time out to listen to the record. That’s the really important thing because they don’t have to listen. A lot of them didn’t even have to buy it, you know what I mean? So it’s really cool that they’re so supportive, especially over here in the states – everyone’s being so nice so I hope that continues.”

 

If you haven’t already purchase Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors, it is available for purchase on our webstoreiTunesAmazon, Google Play and at music retailers nationwide. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.

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Janet Devlin’s Exclusive Interview With Inclusive Networks

inclusive networks 2Singer-songwriter Janet Devlin recently spoke with Inclusive Networks, in which she discussed her debut album Running With Scissors, her role models, and plans for her future. You can read segments from the interview below, but make sure you visit InclusiveNetworks.co.uk to read the full interview.

For anyone who hasn’t heard the album yet, how would you describe it? Is there a track that means more to you?
The album itself doesn’t have a specific genre per say because I built the sounds around what the song itself was trying to say. The common thread within the album is the fact that lyrically it all come from my journals. I tend to write my diary entries in poem form so that I have lyrics already written in their skeletal form. The fan reaction was so much more positive than I could have ever anticipated! They seemed to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. The song that means the most to me would have to be ‘Whiskey Lullabies’. It’s such a personal song and I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to write it, but I’m glad I did because it’s my favourite and also a fan favourite too.

Who were your musical role models when you were growing up?

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – I grew up listening to their music as a child and it just seemed to carry into my teenage years also. I love funky guitar rhythms and bass lines but I also love rock so this band just suited me down to the ground. Anthony’s not hard on the eye either which always helps.

City and Colour – I discovered Dallas when I was around 14. I adored his poetic lyrical style and his amazing tone. He inspired me to write honest lyrics that also tell a story of my life.

Paramore – I went to see Paramore when I was eleven. It was my first ever gig and I’ll never forget it. Not only are their songs great and heartfelt, I also really loved the fact that they have a female front women. As a child growing up I really wanted to be in a rock band so that gave me hope to become a female in the music industry.

Fans are all waiting to hear what Janet has in store for them for the future. Here is what Janet has to say about the future and her upcoming music:

We hear you’re about to hit the studio to record new music. Can you let us in on what we expect from your new album, or even EP?
I’m currently in the studio right now working on a Christmas EP which is funny because it’s April. Although I’m in writing mode at the minute for my next album, which is really exciting because I’m working with some super talented people which makes me work even harder. I’ve no idea who the final team will be for the next album as I haven’t actually finished writing it so I’m unsure as to what the sound is just yet. There will be some live dates around Autumn time – I’m putting plans together for US, UK and Ireland gigs.

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You can purchase Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors on our webstoreiTunesAmazon, Google Play and at music retailers nationwide. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.

Listen to Janet Devlin’s Interview With Diffuser

JD DiffuserWhen singer-songwriter Janet Devlin was in New York she was able to catch up with Diffuser, where she did an exclusive interview for their podcast. Janet was been featured on the episode 4 of the Diffuser Radio podcast. On the podcast, Janet spoke about her debut album Running With Scissors, and what it was like coming to New York City for the first time. You can listen to the full Diffuser podcast below. Janet’s interview with Diffuser begins at the 19:23 mark.

You can purchase Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors on our webstoreiTunesAmazon, Google Play and at music retailers nationwide. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.

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Bridge the Atlantic’s Interview With Janet Devlin

Singer-songwriter Janet Devlin recently did a Skype interview with Bridge the Atlantic‘s Marcio Novelli and Ross Barber. With Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors available now, Bridge the Atlantic wanted to chat with Janet to find out more about the album as well as some of her influences and plans for the future. There were also some fun fan questions that were asked throughout the interview. You can watch the full interview above.

Below are some of the highlights from Bridge the Atlantic‘s interview with Janet:

  • Janet’s album Running with Scissors is now out in the US!
  • Janet is “kind of” addicted to energy drinks and is an ultimate fangirl for numerous musicians
  • Janet’s experience on X-Factor and whether or not she would do it again.
  • Talk about collaboration and the co-writing that Janet did with Newton Faulkner on her album
  • One of Bridge the Atlantic’s listeners asks what 3 albums Janet would take on a road trip down Route 66

Make sure you check out the full interview with Bridge the Atlantic above or you can click here.

Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors is available now on our webstoreiTunesAmazon, Google Play and at music retailers nationwide. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.

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Janet Devlin’s Interview with New Music Inferno Radio

JD - Small ScissorsSinger-songwriter Janet Devlin was a guest on New Music Inferno Radio this past week, where she talked about her debut album Running With Scissors and her first live performance in New York City. Janet also talks about her song “Creatures of the Night” and the meaning behind it. You can listen to the full radio interview below or you can visit: blogtalkradio.com/newinfernoradio

Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors is available now on our webstoreiTunesAmazon, Google Play and at music retailers nationwide. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.
You can watch Janet’s video for “Creatures of the Night” below:

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Fox News LA Interviews Engelbert Humperdinck

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Fox News LA recently sat down with legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck, in which they discussed his latest album Engelbert Calling, his upcoming performance at the Saban Theatre, and his new venture into the jewelry business.

Engelbert Calling is Engelbert’s latest album which features duets with music legends such as Gene Simmons, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton- John, and many more. Engelbert will be performing songs off of Engelbert Calling during his North American Tour. Engelbert will be performing tonight (February 20th) at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Tonight, he will be joined by his son Bradley Dorsey, who will open up the show with songs off of his latest EP Changed. Fans can only hope that Engelbert and Bradley will perform “Father and Son,” which is their duet off of Engelbert Calling.

Engelbert also discussed his latest venture into the jewelry business. Engelbert launched his jewelry line “The Harmony Pendant” with Zale Mark on Valentine’s Day, and has already sold out of many of the pendants. For more information about Engelbert’s jewelry line please visit: http://ehcalling.com/

Engelbert’s latest CD Engelbert Calling is available for purchase on all tour dates, as well as at music retailers nationwide and online from our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

For more information about Engelbert’s tour and ticket information please visit: engelbert.com/tourFor more form Fox News LA visit: myfoxLA.com

Emo At Heart Interivews Singer-Songwriter Janet Devlin

JD - Alone in woodsIrish Singer-songwriter Janet Devlin recently did an interview with Emo At Heart, where they discussed her debut album Running With Scissors, covering The Cure, and visiting New York City for the first time. You can read some of the interview below, to read the full interview make sure you had over to Emoatheart.com.

You released Running With Scissors last year in the UK after a successful PledgeMusic campaign — was it always in the plans to release it in the US?
Oh, gosh yeah, that’s why it kind of took longer because I wanted to get it right. I would say to me it was more important than the UK one, so that’s why it did take a little bit longer.

How did your relationship with OK! Good Records come about?
When it came up I looked into it and checked it out and it just seemed to make sense. So when that offer came in I was like, “Oh, this is great. I really like what they do; what they stand for”. It was kind of like a US version of what my UK label does, so it just felt right.

On Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors, you can find a cover of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love.” Here is what Janet had to say about covering The Cure’s hit:

A lot of people, myself included, tend to get a little touchy about covers of The Cure, but your rendition of “Friday I’m In Love” is really fantastic. Can you talk about why you chose to cover that song and the particular arrangement you used?
I was not gonna have a cover on the album, I was just gonna do all my own music, but then it was proposed to me by the producers. So we made a list and whittled it down and whittled it down and this song was on the top of the list. Obviously with the whole, “Do you cover The Cure?” thing being a bit risky because everyone loves The Cure, but that was my whole justification for doing it — because if everyone likes them… And we tried to put our own personal spin on it; we tried to make our own arrangement off that track — and not trying to rip them off and make people think that you’re just doing a cover of it, but to put your own spin on it and make it your own.

Although Janet’s visit stateside is a short one, she hopes to come back soon and hopefully even tour here eventually.

Is there anything else you’re hoping to do in New York before heading home?
Just soak it in. I’d like to try more of the cuisine. Just see as much of it as I can and experience as much of it as I can. I do like the coffee culture though — love, love caffeine.

Do you have any future tour plans? Either in Europe or here in the US?
I would love to either be a part of a tour or do a tour of the US; it just would be amazing. I’ll probably do some UK gigs, and maybe some European ones, but I really would love, love, love to tour the US.

Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors is now available for purchase on iTunesAmazon, Google Play and our webstore. The album is also streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp. Be sure to check out our exclusive Janet Devlin merchandise in our webstore.

Idolator Talks With Janet Devlin About Her US Debut

Janet Devlin's Interview with IdolatorIn anticipation of her US debut, Idolator interviewed Janet Devlin about Running With Scissors, out now via OK!Good Records, and some highlights of her career thus far.  When asked about the slightly gloomy tone of each song on the album, Janet had this to say:

Running With Scissors is a very beautiful album, but even on the more upbeat songs, there’s definitely a melancholy vein running through. Is that reflective of who you are?
JD: I don’t mean to be. For me, personally, I have a lot more adjectives for sad things than I do for positive things. It’s also a lot easier to write when I’m sad because I’m probably in my house, on my sofa, with my notebooks beside me.

Janet has covered many songs, even putting out an EP of cover songs named Duvet Daze, and was asked who she wanted to put their own spin on one of her songs.

Who would you love to cover one of your songs?
JD: There’s so many! I’d love to hear Ed Sheeran cover one of my songs. He’d own it though — he’d make me look bad. So maybe not Ed Sheeran. [Laughs]

To read what else Janet had to say about Running With Scissors, her experience on the X Factor UK, and her love of cartoons, check out the full interview on Idolator by clicking here.

You can purchase Running With Scissors on iTunes, Amazon and at the OK!Good Records web-store.  You can also stream the album on Spotify and Bandcamp.  For Janet Devlin merchandise, the OK!Good Records web-store now has exclusive merchandise available for purchase today.

Vegas Insider Daily Interviews Engelbert Humperdinck

Vegas Insider Daily Interviews Engelbert Humperdinck

Valentine’s Day is nearing soon, and Vegas Insider Daily recently interviewed “King of Romance,” Engelbert Humperdinck to discuss his upcoming performance at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts the day after Valentine’s Day, February 15th as well as his long and prosperous music career.  Despite being in show business for years, he is constantly working hard at perfecting his craft.

“After all these years, I haven’t lost my enthusiasm,” he adds. “Even when I’m at home, I’ll call up Jeff, my arranger, and tell him that we’ve got to fix this and fix that – we’re always fixing to get things right and perfect the show. I am a perfectionist. It takes thought on a daily basis and time to keep the show fresh.”

Engelbert also took the time to share his excitement over having made his successful duets album, Engelbert Calling:

“This album gave me the satisfaction, for the first time in my life, to be able to work with legendary artists that I have looked up to and admired all these years,” Engelbert humbly states.

To read the full interview, click here to go to Vegas Insider Daily. Engelbert Humperdinck will be at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on February 15th, you can purchase tickets here.

Engelbert new duets album Engelbert Calling, is available on OK!Good Records at music retailers nationwide and online on our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

 

Janet Devlin’s Interview With Jake Burns Lifestyle

JD jake burns lifestyleJanet Devlin recently did an exclusive interview with Jake Burns Lifestyle, in which they discussed her music and Janet’s thoughts about bringing her music into the United States.

The past year has been a whirlwind – the start of the year was absolutely amazing! I recorded and released my album ‘Running With Scissors’! I was lucky enough to master it in my dream studio, Abbey Road – and I even got the grand tour. It was a real highlight as so many amazing artists have recorded there, and there’s so much history. So yeah! This year has been ALOT of fun!! Im planning on recording more music, playing more gigs and hopefully stepping foot on US soil! Its probably a good idea to signup to my mailing list if you want to know what Im going to be doing before anyone else!
Throughout the interview, fans and readers will be able to tell how excited Janet is for the launch of her music in the United States.
JBL: How does it feel as a young artist to be taking on the US? What have you got planned for your US fans??
Janet: I don’t have a definite date of departure, but my bags are packed and ready to go, like a pregnant lady with her emergency suitcase! *Janet giggles* It’s all a bit surreal to be honest, but I love what I do. US fans can expect some exclusive pre-order goodies, along with my album release and some surprises!
You can read the full interview by clicking Jake Burns Lifestyle. Make sure you stay up to date with Janet Devlin by following her on social media: Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeRunning With Scissors will be available for purchase February 10th. Exclusive North American pre-order bundles are available now in our web-store. Head over to the OK!Good web-store to make your purchase today!