Long live the underground as German death metal band Defeated Sanity will perform in Singapore on 15th March 2017 for the first time ever.
Adrian Jones (Basement in My Loft) is back with Cardiff trio Excellent Skeleton and a new eponymous EP featuring re-workings of previously released Basement songs.
Pure retro pop power is what Croydon singer-songwriter Nick Frater is about.
First off, we are not really fans of musical theatre – we could not even get past the first scene of the much vaunted La La Land. But we know entertainment when we see it and if nothing else, Dream Academy’s Detention Katong is definitely good fun.
We have admired singer-songwriter Jean Tan for sometime now. Mainly for her confident yet sincere approach to jazz-folk pop.
Singer-songwriter James Patrick Morgan appears to have a strong understanding of what gives pop music its power.
Any initiative to push the Singapore music scene forward is always welcomed. So we are thrilled to discover that Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore (MJCS) has taken on board this programme to benefit Singaporean musicians – a non profit project to discover representatives to be sent to the semi-finals of the Montreux Jazz competitions in Montreux 2017.
Now and then a cover version will turn our head and warrant attention for its distinctiveness. Such is the case with Tara Jane O’Neil‘s rendition of Big Star’s classic “Ballad of El Goodo”.
Trust the Aussies to get as close as anyone out there to get POP right. Melbourne trio KINGSWOOD (Fergus Linacre, Alexander Laska & Justin Debrincat) source liberally the deep well of old school soul-R&B to deliver sumptuous retro-pop.
Jeff Hue is an electronic musician and producer from Singapore.
Pop music is more than modern day hipster folk or EDM or millennial neo-soul. It takes a brave artist in 2017 to reach back into pop history to find inspiration for true pop power. Like Lincoln Barr, perhaps.
Considering that rock legend Bruce Springsteen is famous for his lyrical genius, the very idea of a Springsteen memoir is exciting and intriguing. Would an autobiography match up to the cinematic lyrics found in classics like “Born in the USA”, “The Promised Land” and of course, “Born to Run”?
PoP Legend Robyn Hitchcock is back with a new LP – out on April 21 on Yep Roc Records.
As faithful PoPsters will know, we have a rather fluid understanding of what POP music is here. Which thankfully extends to idiosyncratic outfits like Victoria’s Teenage Wedding.
So much music, so little time – as we are wont to lament. Sometimes that means being a little late on music releases, even in your own backyard. Such is the case with Teashhur, an Australian singer-songwriter based in Singapore.
Nothing against millennial urban electro-jazz-pop but sometimes all you really want is real music with real instruments that touch your heart and soul. For real.
Aussie pop-rockers The Treehouse Children are readying a new EP – Please – for release on February 17th.
“In Your Head” is the first single off of SKATERS upcoming album entitled, Rock And Roll Bye Bye out March 24th on Yonks Records.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for #THENEWROCKNROLL and the upcoming new album from Manchester’s Dutch Uncles provides more evidence for optimism!
There is an intriguing blend of country-folk twang and early Noughties garage punk drive in Nashville-based rock outfit Apollo Wild’s musical agenda.
Singer-songwriter Keith Soo-Tho, who goes by the moniker VVOLF, holds much promise for any music lover hoping for Singapore to throw up more proponents of #THENEWROCKNROLL!
One band that fulfilled the immense promise of the so-called ‘post-punk revival’ of the noughties – acclaimed UK rock outfit British Sea Power are back with the forthcoming LP Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on Golden Chariot (via Caroline International).
German composer Hans Zimmer has in recent times been closely associated with Geek flicks – superhero (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel & Batman vs Superman) and scifi (Inception & Interstellar).
Whether rock ‘n’ roll is dead or not becomes a moot point when you are enjoying the new music out there. Case in point – Snowdonia from Surfer Blood.
Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).