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Every kind of music under the sun

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. RAKUNK, FIELD MOUSE, PWR BTTM, CITIZEN ZERO & BELLOWS!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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LIVE NEWS: CONCERTS ON THE HILL – CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT + BITTYMACBETH X EVAN LOW

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We were (and still are) quite mystified by this lineup. Cambodian Space Project is a psychedelic rock band, whose style is steeped in Retro-Pop and most of their songs are in the Khmer language! (Not quite the formula to draw in the local hipstas, eh?)

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WHAT THE FUCK IS #THENEWROCKNROLL?

The New Rock N Roll

Taking a quick glance at the ‘New Releases’ each week over at Spotify Singapore will confirm that rock ’n’ roll music is completely AWOL from the awareness of the general music streaming public. But of course, there are many many bands and solo artists out there who are making music that derive its impetus from the classic rock ’n’ roll periods viz. pre-2000.

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. THE SALT RIOT, FURNITURE GIRLS, BEWARE OF DARKNESS, HONEYBLOOD + ERIN TOBEY

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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ALBUM REVIEW: ESSENCE – BLACK WINGS

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Background
A sixth-generation San Francisco native, award winning singer-songwriter essence has been immersed in art and music since childhood. And yes, her birth name really is ‘essence’ – she was raised by quintessential flower children, her parents being two free spirited bohemian artists from the Haight-Ashbury ‘Summer of Love.’ Black Wings is her 2nd album.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL

Listening Booth 2016

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE LEES OF MEMORY – UNNECESSARY EVIL

The Lees of Memory

Background
The Lees Of Memory — which features erstwhile Superdrag frontman John Davis & guitarist Brandon Fisher, along with drummer Nick Slack — recently released its sophomore LP, Unnecessary Evil. The new album, a follow up to the band’s 2014 debut Sisyphus Says, once again saw them working with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz and his team at Rock Falcon Studios in TN.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL

Listening Booth 2016

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL

MARICELLE: ATLAS TOUR DIARY 180716 – LIGHTHOUSE MV

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Maricelle’s latest instalment comes with the bonus of new music!

Dear Kevin,

I’ve been away for awhile now, time and wifi are scarce on the road. I think I’ve seen a number of lighthouses on this trip, more than I can count, more than I’ve ever seen, and it’s an interesting thought to have seen so many different lighthouses. It seems to remind me that I’m not home anymore, but there’s something guiding me somewhere else, if that makes sense. The journey’s been rough, but good. Like the famous Gaga song, if it ain’t rough it isn’t love. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: HELIOTROPES – OVER THERE THAT WAY

Photo credit: Matthew Cylinder
Photo credit: Matthew Cylinder

Background
Heliotropes is comprised of founding member/songwriter/vocalist Jessica Numsuwankijkul, along with a rotating cast of collaborators, including drummer Gregg Giuffré, bassist Richard Thomas, and guitarist Ricci Swift, who are all featured on Over There That Way.

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ALBUM REVIEW: METRONOMY – SUMMER 08

Metronomy, from left, Joseph Mount, Anna Prior, Gbenga Adelekan and Oscar Cash

Background
Metronomy are an indie-electronic music group formed by Joseph Mount in 1999. The current band consists of Mount (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, guitars and keyboards), Anna Prior (drums and vocals) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals). Mount recorded Summer 08 over two weeks largely by himself. He said he named the album is named in honor of the last summer he had free.

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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ALBUM REVIEW: TWINS – SQUARE AMERICA

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Background
TWINS is a family band, rooted generations deep in the rich history of Iowa music. Brothers Harper & Joel Sires handle the songwriting and vocal duties, along with their cousin Luke Sires on drums. Devin Ferguson — bass guitar and vocals — has been playing with the Sires brothers since he was 16 years old and rounds out this rock and roll quartet’s uniquely American sound. TWINS has accepted its mission to Save Rock & Roll. And it couldn’t come at a better time.

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LISTENING ROOM – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE PLEASURE ROUTINE – SUGAR MOUNTAIN

Pleasure Routine

Background
Formed in 2012 by high school classmates Kevin Sofsrud, guitarist Eric McDonald, and bassist Kirk Jacobs, The Pleasure Routine was designed as an outlet to shift away from a previous incarnation as a punk quartet. Rotating through a seemingly endless cast of drummers, the band eventually connected with Harry Gibbons to man the skins. Singer Lauren Kopp’s airy and soulful alto entered the fold to compliment and contrast with Sofsrud’s deep, narrative baritone. And with lead guitarist Nate Tang completing the lineup, The Pleasure Routine was born.

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ALBUM REVIEW: RED BAZAR – TALES FROM THE BOOKCASE

Red Bazar

Background
Red Bazar formed in 2007 with Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on Drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards.  The trio released their debut album in 2008, Connections which was an instrumental album.  It was very well received by the prog world and excellent reviews from around the world.  The use of more keyboards in subsequent recordings made it difficult for the band to play live as Mick was juggling between keyboards and bass, so the band took the decision to find a keyboard player.  After a long search and many auditions, along came Gary Marsh. Since then, the band have continued to write material, but wanted to try something different.  This resulted in a collaboration with vocalist Peter Jones, for the new album Tales from the Bookcase.

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