All posts by Kevin Mathews

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SWEET CRUDE, VOMITFACE, PFARMERS, BLESST CHEST & WARHAUS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT FT. HUBBABUBBAS & THELIONCITYBOY

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Before the rock underground can thrive, one must first have a successful pop mainstream. So the sheer amount of Singapore pop music getting traction amongst the young in 2016 is cause for optimism. So check out the new S-POP darlings with new releases.

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. ALEX VANS, TAOTSS, LISA PRANK, EXPLODED VIEW & WE USED TO MAKE THINGS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – LOOK PARK

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Ever since it was announced that singer-songwriter Chris Collingwood would release a new album under the Look Park moniker, there has been speculation online about the status of Fountains of Wayne, the band with which he made his name. Via email, Collingwood touched upon this issue and how Look Park signals a new era of music making for him.

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LIVE NEWS: Remember Nizam – A Celebration in Music

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Pioneering musician. Award-winning filmmaker. All-round loveable guy. The local music, movie and creative scenes were devastated when, on 14 June, influential DIY figure, Abdul Nizam Hamid, unexpectedly passed away from liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Nizam, as his friends called him, was only 50. Bonded in grief, his friends have come together to organise a special tribute concert and fund- raising commemoration to this singular, inspiring and dearly missed man.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. THE LEMON TWIGS, CORBU, NOTS, TELE NOVELLA & ALDOUS HARDING!

Listening Booth 2016

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. THE LEMON TWIGS, CORBU, NOTS, TELE NOVELLA & ALDOUS HARDING!

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – JULIA VIDAL/THE SALT RIOT

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Seattle’s The Salt Riot released one of the most memorable albums in recent times – Dead Star – that lives up to the promise of what we call ‘The New Rock N Roll’. We connected with lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Julia Vidal via email to gain insight into this intriguing emerging band. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: VARIOUS ARTISTS – GUILT BY ASSOCIATION 4

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Background
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of 1966 – a watershed for pop music – brand new label Team Mensch invited a wide array of current artists to do fresh renditions of songs from 1966 for Guilt By Association Volume 4.

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. STEEL CRANES, THE DIRTY NIL, WISCON, KEVLAR & PLEASURES!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – CHARLIE KERR/JPNSGRLS

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Vancouver quartet JPNSGRLS gave us Circulation two years ago – Power of Pop’s Album of 2014 – and new album, Divorce, proves that Circulation’s artistic success was not a one-off. We caught up with vocalist Charlie Kerr (far right, above) via email to talk about the stories behind Divorce.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SLOTHRUST, CHRIS STAPLES, MARK ALLEN-PICCOLO, THE VELLAS AND INC. NO WORLD!

Listening Booth 2016

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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GEEK OUT! STAR TREK BEYOND

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Synopsis
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and Idris Elba (Krall).

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. FINGERTIPS, THE TEEN AGE, BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING, WEATHERS & GURR!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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ALBUM REVIEW: JPNSGRLS – DIVORCE

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Background
Vancouver quartet returns with a new LP after a change in personnel. Oliver Mann left the group after recording the album, with new guitarist Colton Lauro now onboard joining vocalist Charlie Kerr, bassist Chris McClellan and drummer Graham Serl. This sophomore effort, follows Circulation, Power of Pop’s Album of 2014.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SD3, IJI, MAGIC TRICK, HOOD SMOKE & NATURAL CHILD!

Listening Booth 2016

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SD3, IJI, MAGIC TRICK, HOOD SMOKE & NATURAL CHILD!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. BIG EYES, SYD ARTHUR, MY, WHITE LUNG & ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. BIG EYES, SYD ARTHUR, MY, WHITE LUNG & ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY!