An eclectic lineup for sure! Bluesfest Byron Bay promises a dynamic slate of rock ‘n’ artists – established and emerging – with a sprinkling of massive pop stars in the mix as well.
The Limiñanas find the sweet spot between Velvet Underground drone and psych-rock in their upcoming new album, Shadow People, on January 19th.
We are constantly looking out for new music that goes beyond the strict confines of modern pop formula. So very glad to come across Wilderman and the new single, “Eternal Love”.
Tickets available from The Projector.
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PRETENDERS “Back on the Chain Gang” (off the album, Learning to Crawl)
When Roxy Music first appeared in the early 70s, they were the consummate art-rock combo.
Laneway Festival Singapore is probably the biggest contemporary music festival in Singapore, bar none and it is exciting to see the organisers living up to their promise that more Asian and local acts would be added to the lineup each year.
2017 was a great year for music and there was enough evidence from old and new artists that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking.
This is the 5,000th post of this Power of Pop website that was revamped on WordPress in 2008.
The Canadian rock trio Rush have always evoked polarising views. Some folks found the band viz. Geddy Lee – (vocals, bass, keyboards); Alex Lifeson – (guitar); Neil Peart (drums), somewhat pretentious, obnoxious with Lee’s high pitched vocals an annoyance whilst others (present company included) revered them as virtuoso progressive rock gods who could do no wrong!
Please explain something to us – why is it not okay to ditch a sports team when they’re losing but perfectly fine to abandon a band when their new music is less than perfect?
Released in August this year, this somewhat overlooked gem is one of the finest examples of why power pop rock ‘n’ roll we love so much here at PoP will always be relevant and vital as long as folks like Celsi, Bragg & Maitland continued to make marvellous music like this!
Another year, another Neil Young album.
Synthpop duo Cosmic Armchair release their first full-length album after a decade of music making via Belgian label, Alfa Matrix.
With the seeming rise of Singapore music appreciation in the last couple of years, it was necessary to formalise certain findings about whether this increased appreciation was for real or simply a (optimistic) perception.
Produced by AEG Presents, Katy Perry will visit Singapore on 8 April 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Pugwash has gone from a quartet back to singer-songwriter Thomas Walsh with new album Silverlake.
Aussie 90s pop underground outfit P76 return after a long hiatus with “Postcard from Bondi” and it’s a cracker!
There’s a wonderful pop sensibility to Shannon Luke‘s post-punk revival agenda.
Starcrawler, one of our favourite new bands, is back with a new single and new album announcement!
Power pop legend Tommy Keene has passed away “unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” according to his official website.
Dave Kerzner hits the sweet spot between progressive and pop rock in his music making.
Remember, boys and girls, retro is good! BEECHWOOD is the best kind of retro!
Gotta love a rock ‘n’ roll band with eclectic influences!
Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!