From 2003, a review of The Beatifics’ excellent album, The Way We Never Were, taken from the previous incarnation of Power of Pop (at tripod.com, no less!)
The Way We Never Were
I’ve always loved 60s/70s styled melodic guitar pop. To me, there’s nothing that comes close musically.
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Colorway return with another album that reflects just about everything I believe in as far as music making is concerned and how! Continue reading “PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : COLORWAY – THESE ARE THE DAYS”
Comic book artist Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York home this week. Ditko was 90.
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Five years in the making, this new
Shelves EP is a kick in the arse for Singapore music as far as melodic rock is concerned.
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Marvel Studios ANT-MAN AND THE WASP..L to R: The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) ..Photo: Ben Rothstein..©Marvel Studios 2018
After the dark and heavy
Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp delivers light-hearted comedic superhero action to MCU fans.
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The media juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) had humble beginnings in a 1961 comic book created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby – the first issue of
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As always, I place great important on well-crafted plot and characterisation when reviewing movies. While
A Quiet Place has an intriguing premise, the story, unfortunately is illogical.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s unlikely sequel to his classic 2000 superhuman film
Unbreakable arrives in cinemas in January 2019.
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James is back with a new anthem in the vein of their massive hit, “Sit Down”.
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The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011.
Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.
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Here’s another blast from the past for this throwback Thursday – a 2003 review of one of my favourite artists!
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Ash return to Singapore to promote their latest release, Islands.
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Intimate music shows with rising bands is something to seek out and experience. LAMC Productions certainly delivered with up and comers PVRIS performing an hour’s set to a rabid audience at the Hard Rock Cafe.
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It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters.
All that matters is a love and passion for rock ‘n’ roll! And in that respect, the recent Mannequins
Four EP Launch had that in spades – many not in quantity but definitely demonstrated with intensity!
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Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP –
Water Into Gold – Eric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.
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In many ways, the upcoming Mannequins EP launch show is a throwback to the recent past, a relic from a different age.
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Guitarist Andy Gill might be the only original member of
Gang of Four remaining but that does not take away from the vitality or relevance of the band’s new music.
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The Philly-based indie rock band
Cold Fronts recently shared the music video for the title track off their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour which came out April 20 through Sire Records. The video was produced and directed by Peter English.
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The last XTC album, reviewed in 2000. Written in a time when I would wax lyrical about my favourite music for hundreds of words. You have been warned!
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Fourteen years! That’s how long it took director Brad Bird to put together the sequel to Pixar’s animated foray into the superhero genre,
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Indie rock legend Johnny Marr returns with his third solo album
Call the Comet.
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Yes, digital disruption and the rise of hip-hop resulted in the decline and fall of Power Pop Rock N Roll. But it’s okay, cuz the wonderful internet has also allowed our favourite artists to continue to make and release new music viable. Like
Roger Joseph Manning Jr, for example.
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I must confess that I was pleasantly surprised by this sequel to the billion dollar hit
Jurassic World (2015), which I found to be chronically underwhelming. Read my review here.
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