Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!
To put it simply, Justice League is a mixed bag, an uneasy balance of light over darkness – which is probably what the general public wants right now for its super-hero movie diet.
Post-punk revivalists Some Kind of Illness have returned with a new album – Awakening.
“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.
We have loved Star Trek: Discovery from the get-go and in this mid-season finale, the show gives us everything we have been waiting for thus far.
The best thing we can say about Breaking Muse, the new Mitch Friedman album, is that he really sounds like he’s having fun putting this together!
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
Reboots are always problematic especially if one is not coming to the characters fresh but credit Warren Ellis for coming up with new angles and approaches that still maintain the core values of the original Wildstorm universe. As long as Ellis avoids rehashing old stories, the rest of The Wild Storm should be an intriguing adventure.
Monstress writer/co-creator Marjorie Liu had been given an hour by the Singapore Writers Festival to deliver a so-called Masterclass for Writing in Comics.
Great new track from The Liza Colby Sound that channels perfectly the late 60s psychedelic rock approach with a soulful kick.
80s music powerhouse Tears For Fears return with a greatest hits compilation which includes two new songs viz. the anthemic “I Love You But I’m Lost” and the balladic “Stay”.
Brooklyn’s Native Sun will release its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, on November 17th via PaperCup Music & Buen Dia Records.
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” means “if you want peace, prepare for war” and that prepares the viewer for the ending of this instalment as it leads into the Fall finale of season one of Star Trek: Discovery!
Check out the new music video of “Sorry” from The She’s.
Dig the new breed! Yishay‘s brand of anthemic electro-rock is a breath of fresh air.
Gotta love Geoff Gibbons’ country-folk vibe on his new album Buffalo Hotel, which was released earlier this year.
Yeo will be making his Singapore debut as a part of the Mosaic Music Series at Esplanade Concourse on November 11th at 7.45pm.
Anoosh and Arash are young men who make up the DJ-producer duo called Blade & Beard. Nothing special about that fact until you realise that Anoosh and Arash are from Teheran, Iran.
It is pleasing indeed to report that 5 episodes in, Fox’s The Gifted continues to provide well crafted plots, relatable characters and dynamic action whereas the CD DC TV shows have demonstrated sloppy writing.
“Human Is” might be the best adaptation of a Philip K Dick short story in Electric Dreams thus far. Primarily so, as it is the most faithful adaptation and it adheres strongly to a common theme of the famed scifi author.
The biggest gripe that diehard Trekkers have had about Star Trek : Discovery is that the new series has deviated from classic Trek TV. Perhaps this latest episode will make them all feel much better.
It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.
ANTON BARBEAU Plastic Guitar (Pink Hedgehog)
I remember when I first started Power of Pop in 1998, one of the first CDs I reviewed was Anton Barbeau’s – one of the first artists to send his album to some music writer out of Singapore! More than a decade later, I’m glad to report that after many other albums, Barbeau continues to record his quirky music.
Director Taika Waititi attempts to graft the tone of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies onto Thor : Ragnarok but it’s all painfully superficial.