Gold Coast pop-rock songstress San Mei adds a music video to her pleasing single “Until You Feel Good” and has just announced her debut EP, Necessary out Friday July 14.
So much music, too little time. We continue our periodic sharing of new albums from classic bands that refuse to lie down and give up. Fuck ‘relevance’ and enjoy critical recalls from power pop masters Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, 90s shoegazers Ride and even a surprisingly spry concept rock LP from Styx! Enjoy!!
Brent Rademaker is a shining example of what a singer-songwriter-musician inspired by the right influences can achieve in respect of our beloved retro-pop music. Already a PoP legend for his work with Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Rademaker returned to music making in a big way with GospelbeacH.
Seattle rock band Fleet Foxes, in our humble opinion, released the album of the Noughties – it’s eponymous debut being the spiritual descendent of such transcendental pop-rock classics like The Beach Boys’ aborted Smile and Todd Rundgren’s majestic A Wizard, A True Star.
German thrash-metal band KREATOR make their way to our shores in August for a night of mayhem and political commentary!
More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!
We love analysing our favourite music, which as it now stands, we apply the all-encompassing term POWER POP ROCK N ROLL to define. We do not believe that any artist or band worth their salt would create music that could be pigeon-holed so easily, which is why our term POWER POP ROCK N ROLL comprises quite a few key genres that we will spend a fair bit of time to discuss. We begin with POWER POP!
Melodic rock heroes A Giant Dog return with a new album with the mighty Merge Records!
Cool Ghouls is a rock’n’roll band from San Francisco on Empty Cellar Records. A band for playing rock’n’roll – that electric American folk art – without pretence. Think of rock’n’roll less as a genre and more as an action. A ritual performed with electric guitars and a drum kit to conjure a certain youthful spirit.
Two local music startups put their heads together to give us a night of pop music, made in Singapore.
Sunshine psychedelic rock is certainly welcome in 2017, and San Francisco band Sleepy Sun have that in huge dollops!
As we had shared with you at the beginning of the year, we have been trying to narrow Power of Pop’s musical focus – coming up with catchphrases like “THE NEW ROCK N ROLL”, “POP POWER!!!” and most recently, “POWER POP ROCK N ROLL” to differentiate the kind of music we are interested to champion from the other kinds of music we quite believe is a complete waste of our (and your) time.
Always great news when a fresh OMD single is released and “Isotope”, off upcoming new album The Punishment of Luxury, is no exception.
New buzzworthy band Cigarettes After Sex take their visual and sonic cues from 1980s post-punk and the revival that has burned in earnest about a decade or so again. So whilst, their branding is very much Joy Division and Interpol in focus, there is chilled-out vibe about their songwriting and performance on their eponymous debut full-length.
Our favourite track off iNCH’s wonderful Letters to Ubin EP gets its own music video and it’s a cracker!
Gorgeous retro-pop has been Obedient Wives Club’s modus operandi since they first appeared with their debut EP five years ago and they are back with a new single!
Moscow (a.k.a. Russian songstress Elizaveta Tursunova) wants to ‘make rock sexy again’.
There is a perfect blend between old school pop and modern rock sensibilities evident on this new track from MICKY.
Ahead of her upcoming EP (due August 2017) Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts, Alexa Dark has shared with us the video of “Empty Drinks” which showcases Dark’s penchant at penning a driving alt-rock anthem that would not be out of place in the 90s.
L.A. based singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing releases her third album, The Hiding, today.
A fragile chamber soul track awaits you when you savour “Graces” – the new single from Amy Steele, an exceptional singer/songwriter from London.
Digging the 60s pop vibe of “Gong Gong Jar” from The Big Drops’ debut album.
London’s Divisionists release “Dream Landscape” single from debut Daybreak LP.