Singer-songwriter Fym Summer has been invited to SXSW 2018!
By now, you should be aware that we think that this young L.A. band is the face of the New Rock N Roll at the moment.
Over halfway through the first month of 2018 and already we have managed to place 14 cracking new songs on our new yearly playlist!
The biggest question when thinking of Billy Joel is – why hasn’t he released a new album in 20 over years? This biography does not seem to answer that question satisfactorily. This makes the final third rather difficult to get through as it covers the period where Joel becomes an oldies act basically – living off the glories of his past. But before that the book is riveting – providing details during Joel’s successful time as a singer-songwriter/recording artist. For fans only, though.
… still there’s more …
As if it was not enough that the Discovery were lost in the Mirror Universe with the Terran Empire – the evil version of the Federation – threatening their very existence, “The Wolf Inside” unleashed a startling revelation!
This is probably one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever written. Ever since I first listened to this debut full-length from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, I’ve been wondering how in the world I would be able to string together a couple (or more) sentences that would do justice to this masterpiece! For a band to be able to meld the rustic melodic beauty of Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks’ Smile and the heartfelt echoes of 70s singer-songwriter movement, is almost unbelievable.
More pop than rock perhaps, Phillip Phillips’ new song has a strong early Coldplay vibe that is somewhat irresistible to listen to.
Another legend returns to bless us with a new album. This time it’s David Byrne!
Dryspell’s “You Without Me” is a pulsating, driving melodic rock track that demands your attention!
Dreamy folk-rock with a country tinge is Tenderfoot‘s modus operandi.
Here at Power of Pop, we are huge fans of Tony Banks, the keyboardist/songwriter from legendary progressive pop-rock outfit Genesis.
New music for your consideration from two singer-songwriters who do not quite fit the profile of the typical Singapore musician.
Esplanade’s “All Things New” is a typically turn of the year event that “celebrate(s) new music and welcome(s) fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys”.
Eight years ago, I left the rat race as I completed the final day of my last full-time job as a legal advisor of a boutique law firm.
Remember the early scenes of Man of Steel, featuring Jor-El and Lara in Krypton? Remember how most folks who saw that must have thought how cool a film or TV show set in that time period would be? Well, your wish has come true. Sorta.
That – as they say – escalated quickly! The return of Star Trek : Discovery finds the ship lost in the ‘mirror’ universe (!) and on a dangerous course in order to get back home.
Musicians are first and foremost fans. Or they should be. So it’s heart-warming to come across Kai Danzberg who is very definitely one of the PoP faithful!
BOWIE: A BIOGRAPHY by Marc Spitz
An assertion that David Bowie (nee Jones) has been the biggest influence on new bands and new music of the last four decades, would not draw much objections from rock scholars. But is that enough to fill a voluminous biography of the great man? The simple answer is “yes”, but writer Marc Spitz goes a little more deeper, inserting the impact that Bowie has had on his personal life as well.
Released in late 2017, this split 7″ is a brilliant reminder that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking!
So far we have looked at why characters and plot are probably the primary elements to consider when reviewing a movie. What’s next? Probably, the TONE of the film.
Simple Minds have announced a new album – Walk Between Worlds – to be released on 2nd February, with the new single, “Magic”.
Laid back chilled-out rock ‘n’ roll with a melodic edge is what N.Z. band DateMonthYear delivers with new single “March”.
The first weekend of 2018 sees an instrumental rock double-header at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. After Friday’s show with pg.lost and In Each Hand a Cutlass, it will be the turn of Amateur Takes Control to blow us away as they launch the dynamic new ATCEP2 on Saturday, January 6th!
If like us you need to have loud rock music blasting right in your face to celebrate the first week of the new year, then we highly recommend getting down to the Esplanade Annexe Studio this Friday, January 5th at 7pm.