TOHKYO 2

Paris in the Making
Paris in the Making

Deon Toh is back with more thoughts about his time in the Land of the Rising Sun…

Support. When touring, my group tries our best to research on Singaporean music acts performing within our vicinity. We’ve played to venues packed with strangers cheering for encores; and also played quieter shows in venues with a little less than 10 people. Singaporean support remains valuable in foreign territory – whether it is to assist other acts with their merchandise sales, transport, loaning and sharing of equipment, or just to add warm bodies to the crowd; having a touch of home can make or break performances, and have a drastic effect on tours.

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ALBUM REVIEW: POPINCOURT – A NEW DIMENSION TO MODERN LOVE

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Background
Popincourt is Olivier, a Frenchman in love with 80s British sophisticated pop. Building up his repertoire over a decade, Popincourt put together this album with a small team formed by people met at concerts, including Hervé Bouétard (Bertrand Burgalat) on drums & Ken Stringfellow (Posies) on bass.

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ALBUM REVIEW: RIVAL SONS – HOLLOW BONES

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Background
Based in sunny Los Angeles, California, Rival Sons formed in 2008, the quartet of Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums), and Jay Buchanan (vocals) captures that massively huge, guitar-driven classic rock sound, with rock-solid drumming and a riff-oriented approach to songwriting backing up Buchanan’s soaring vocals.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE THRILLS – SO MUCH FOR THE CITY (2003)

I have been dissing the Noughties (ie 2001 to 2010) as being devoid of great music. But of course, that’s not entirely true. As some of you might know, Power of Pop has been around since 1998 and so I am going to be posting reviews of great albums from the Noughties just to remind everyone (and myself) that there was still great music to be had, if you knew where to look.

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LIVE REVIEW: SWERVEDRIVER @ HOOD BAR

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Rock gigs were a scarce commodity in Singapore during the 70s, 80s and 90s. So we have been pretty much been playing catch up for the bands from that era that are either still around or have reunited. Case in point – the recent Swervedriver concert at Hood Bar organised by Songs For Children.

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