Spock has a sister?
The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.
“Music is a business.”
That’s a common adage perhaps but something that never came to mind during that honeymoon period of first discovery. Chances are most of us were teenagers when we, the PoP Faithful, were infected with an obsession that still keeps our attention decades later.
Rock is dead? Well, maybe as far as the mainstream is concerned BUT thanks to the internet, singer-songwriters like Linda Perhacs continue to make awesome new music for an appreciative albeit niche audience.
The N° EP is a strong debut from Jasmine Sokko.
It’s not too difficult to place Jennie Vee’s influences. The atmospheric, banks of guitar style on new EP Suffer are highly reminiscent of 80s/90s dream pop / shoegaze.
Here’s a fun rock ‘n’ roll treat for ya! Two great new rock bands for the price of one! Get the High Waisted / The Coax split single now!
Howard Ivans is really the musical vehicle for singer-songwriter Ivan Howard’s creative impulses. Howard is no stranger to the modern indie rock landscape being a integral member of The Rosebuds and GAYNGS.
According to Brian and Michael D’Addario, this Brothers of Destruction EP consists of songs left over from the Do Hollywood sessions.
Rina Sawayama is back with another genre-bending single!
Faith Healer is yet another present from the music gods themselves, to re-assure us that pop excellence is still with us in 2017.
Singer-songwriter Christopher Owens is perhaps best known for his earlier project – Girls – and a penchant for retro-indie-pop that evokes the spirit of the 80s UK pop underground.
Mind blown. In the worst of possible times to write, record and produce rock music, perhaps that is the time where we are able to discern the most passionate and obsessive rock creators out there.
Why does The Orville even exist?
The legendary Gram Parsons once remarked that “country rock” was a misnomer and for him, rock ‘n’ roll included country music. Well, that certainly applies to Nikki Lane and new album Highway Queen.
For his 4th studio album, classic pop singer-songwriter Dent May continues his explorations into elegant and whimsical pop music.
New York duo QTY recently announced their self-titled debut album, released 3rd November through Dirty Hit, alongside new single “Michael”.
Not really a ‘best of’ compilation, more of a historical document of a chronological listing of The Doors singles (A and B sides).
Art rocker Kristeen Young has been variously described as a feral Tori Amos and a blend of Iggy Pop and Siouxsie Sioux.
Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn is back with Bone on Bone, his first album since 2011 and it’s a cracker!
Yacht rock lovers rejoice as singer-songwriter Michael McDonald comes up with Wide Open, his first album in almost a decade.
Indie pop songstress Fazerdaze (a.k.a. Amelia Murray) and band brings her dream pop agenda to Singapore on Friday, October 20th.
Definitely, one of the highlights of the recently concluded Music Matters Live 2017 was catching Perth quartet Childsaint performing at the Timbre Substation.
A WIZARD A TRUE STAR: TODD RUNDGREN IN THE STUDIO by Paul Myers (Jawbone Press)
“Todd’s aphorism was, ‘If you know what you want, I’ll get it for you. If you don’t know what you want, I’ll do it for you.’” Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Todd Rundgren is without doubt, one of the giants of rock music: not only as a solo singer-songwriter-performer but also as the mastermind behind progressive rock ensemble Utopia. And if that was not enough, Rundgren is one of the most prolific and successful producers as well.
If like us you feel upset that our beloved rock ‘n’ roll seems to have lost its cultural importance in 2017, don’t fret, cuz there’s still great NEW rock ‘n’ roll music being produced out there.