Two experimental artrock bands get together to make sweet music together.
I have been a fan of Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) ever since I reviewed his debut release, Solituda, in 2012. I believe I described the experience as an “eargasm!”
Another blast from the past out of the PoP archives. One of our favourite albums of 2001!
The Rosenbergs have created a bit of brouhaha with their turning down a spot on Jimmy (Iovine) and Doug’s (Morris) Farmclub.com due to unfavorable contractual terms in favor of a more progressive deal with Discipline Global Mobile, the label co-owned by Robert (King Crimson) Fripp and David Singleton.
The Lemon Twigs (aka Brian and Michael D’Addario) recently announced that their second album, Go to School, would be released by 4AD on August 24th.
Maryland power pop quartet Classified Frequency has released a super fun new music video for their single “No More Sex.”
Vancouver-based trio Hotel Mira (fka JPNSGRLS) is building up nicely to the new EP with its latest single, “Ginger Ale”.
It’s almost been three years since my final solo album – Present Sense – was released. The tepid response to that release prompted me to retire completely from releasing and performing music.
Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world. (Official bio)
Back in 2009, this is what I wrote about Paul Steel’s debut album, Moon Rock.
“Favouring dense instrumentation and arrangements, melodic hooks galore, whimsical moments and trainspotting references, Moon Rock is one of those albums that true pop enthusiasts will obsess over for weeks on repeat mode, headphones on, salivating over every nuance.”
Almost two decades ago, I wrote these words.
“I’m so crazy about Speaking of the Davenports that I’m almost scared stiff to write about it.”
LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale recently shared their lead single “Baby” and announced their upcoming self-titled EP.
From 2003, a review of The Beatifics’ excellent album, The Way We Never Were, taken from the previous incarnation of Power of Pop (at tripod.com, no less!)
The Way We Never Were
I’ve always loved 60s/70s styled melodic guitar pop. To me, there’s nothing that comes close musically.
Colorway return with another album that reflects just about everything I believe in as far as music making is concerned and how! Continue reading “PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : COLORWAY – THESE ARE THE DAYS”
Comic book artist Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York home this week. Ditko was 90.
Five years in the making, this new Shelves EP is a kick in the arse for Singapore music as far as melodic rock is concerned.
After the dark and heavy Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp delivers light-hearted comedic superhero action to MCU fans.
It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!
The media juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) had humble beginnings in a 1961 comic book created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby – the first issue of Fantastic Four.
As always, I place great important on well-crafted plot and characterisation when reviewing movies. While A Quiet Place has an intriguing premise, the story, unfortunately is illogical.
M. Night Shyamalan’s unlikely sequel to his classic 2000 superhuman film Unbreakable arrives in cinemas in January 2019.
Shelves are back with a new single and EP!
James is back with a new anthem in the vein of their massive hit, “Sit Down”.
The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011.
The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.
Here’s another blast from the past for this throwback Thursday – a 2003 review of one of my favourite artists!
90s Britrockers Ash return to Singapore to promote their latest release, Islands.