Hailing from Iceland, Lucy in Blue channels the 70s progressive rock vibe of Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator and Camel so effortlessly authentic that it’s almost hard to believe that this eponymous album was released last December!
Star Wars changed the face of cinema when it was released in 1977, never mind the face of scifi movies. In the decade following its whirlwind success, 13 films (included the Star Wars sequels) built on the new paradigm which director George Lucas had provided.
Years in the making, atmospheric dream pop band enec.e have made available its debut EP, Driftwood on Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
When I think of what rock music means to me, the word “GLORY” comes to mind.
Another new year, another new feature as we highlight new albums to discover on the wonderful Bandcamp platform. As always our focus will be on rock n roll, pop-rock and pop with power! This time out, The Four Chords!!
TOMGIRL (a.k.a Cherie Ko and Ted Doré) have dropped their garage-pop second single “Heartbeats” and music video.
Guitar rock bands with melodic songs are hard to come by in Singapore nowadays. Never mind good ones! Well, happy to declare that Bakers in Space fit the specs perfectly.
Dream pop merchants Lightcraft maintain their life-affirming joyous indie rock ministrations with a new EP that fulfils all the promise expressed in 2013 album, Colours of Joy.
The last time a scifi movie moved us as much as Arrival was Predestination (2014), the Spierig brothers’ adaptation of Robert A Heinlein’s 1959 short story, -All You Zombies-.
Following the recent release of James Parry’s acclaimed album In The Lights, comes the new video for album track, “Every Weekend”.
Showcasing Parry’s laid back country-folk pop-rock style, the album finds the singer-songwriter effortlessly channeling the likes of Crowded House, The Shins and Paul Kelly in his pleasing songs.
The video follows a day in the life of a sleepy city, in keeping with the song’s feeling of walking through honey.
… still there’s more …
The legendary David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, mourned by music lovers worldwide. On what would have been his 70th birthday (i.e. 8th January), the No Plan EP was released.
The third full-length from Jersey rockers The Black Clouds is a timely reminder of 90s post-grunge alt-crunch. Produced by the legendary Jack Endino and featuring Endino and Mark Arm (Mudhoney), this one certainly packs a punch.
The best music, in our humble opinion, is able to take the listener out of himself or herself and into that special place where music does what it does best. To create a magical world where the music is complete in itself and does not require anything else to embellish the sheer pleasure, be it aural, sensual or intellectual.
On this day last year, Davie Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday by releasing Blackstar. Two days later, he was gone …
Now for something completely different. Well, as far as the Singapore music scene is concerned, in any case.
Rhythm & Blues is the bedrock of much of modern rock and pop music. Basically R&B is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was coined in the post-war years to replace “Race Music”, meaning – “a catchall term referring to any music that was made by and for black Americans”.
Now, here’s a band that in our humble estimation, epitomises #THENEWROCKNROLL!!! And, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be coming over to Singapore to play at Laneway Festival Singapore 2017!!!!
Electro-soul-pop has been the popular ‘genre’ in recent times amongst indie-loving youth. Much of this approach is middling fare and somewhat generic but as with any other hip & cool ‘genre’ – the distinctive mark of an artist is the attention to melodic development.
Stark minimalist hip-hop from rapper Josh Sallee in collaboration with Jedidiah.
Singer-songwriter Garrett Pierce specialises in folk songwriting that is literate and melodic, referencing the likes of Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Joni Mitchell as influences. “Distant Thought” is the first glimpse music lovers get from his upcoming new album, Dusk, due on February 17th.
The 80s was a special time for rock music as the aftermath of punk in the late 70s resulted in bands reinventing rock music by infusing many different musical styles into traditional rock forms inspired by world music, the avant garde and also more significantly, the technological advances in synthesisers.
Anchorage, AK quintet The Modern Savage will release the Unwilling Participants LP, produced, recorded, and mixed by Brooklyn’s James Frazee (Beck, Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten, Esperanza Spalding), on January 27.
As the title of his autobiography Not Dead Yet suggests, singer/drummer/producer/actor/film composer Phil Collins is a bit of a joker. This 400-page book is written in a breezy style and it would not be too difficult to finish it all off in a couple of days.
Here’s a release that slipped under at the extreme tail end of 2016 – 2 singles that demonstrate singer-songwriter Cesar Ruiz‘s commitment to retro-pop perfection.
Around mid-2016, we made a conscious decision to revamp Power of Pop completely. We needed to narrow the site’s focus back on the music that we love i.e. pop-rock. In addition, we resolved to move away from reviews and concentrate on being a tastemaker, with an emphasis on discovery.