Melbourne singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has a new album – Golden Boy – that is one for the PoP faithful to savour from start to finish.
About under three years ago, I decided to retire from live performances after the dismal support given to my solo album, Present Sense.
By Yong Shu Hoong
When Leslie Low – of revered Singapore band, The Observatory, and previously from the 1990s’ Humpback Oak – was introduced by an ArtScience Museum staff as “the most important singer-songwriter that Singapore has given the world,” he seemed almost embarrassed. But, for the many fans gathered at the museum’s Expression Gallery, such high praise was no fluff.
Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!
It’s March 2018 and we have been blessed – in this new year – by new albums from veteran artists that hold up against all the young upstarts! Enjoy!
We really do adore new bands that live in their own little bubble and don’t quite give a fuck about what’s happening in the mainstream music industry. Latest case in point – NYC’s Acid Dad!
A heartfelt throwback to the glory rock ‘n’ roll days of the ’70s, Life on Mars evokes everything that made rock music so special way back when.
Blast from the past! Out of the 90s Pop Underground to be exact. Check out the remastered Fresher Tin Villages, the excellent 1998 album from singer-songwriter KC Bowman, now available at Bandcamp!
A gentle reminder that 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Power of Pop and we continue to re-post items from the past. Today, it’s a review from 14 years ago! Enjoy!
A third of the way into the 2nd season of the Marvel-Netflix series Jessica Jones, one conclusion becomes unavoidable. The reason that Season 1 worked was down solely to David Tennant’s star turn as Killgrave.
Another week, another Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!
Shell of a Shell started as a bedroom side project for Chappy Hull that never released any recordings. Eager to play out when he wasn’t busy with other bands, Chappy asked Nick Swafford, Noel Richards, and Dylan Liverman to fill out the sound he had laid out in the earlier demos to be more of a “real” band.
Last year, Quiet Slang released We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, an EP comprised of two Beach Slang songs and two covers from The Replacements and Big Star.
Simply put, Quiet Slang is the chamber pop side project of Beach Slang frontman James Alex.
The quality of a good song is evident in (almost) every musical context. Now, the Great Spy Experiment has wonderful songs and the challenge for the band at this Mosaic Music Festival event at the Esplanade Concourse tonight was to present them in an acoustic format. And the band delivered with aplomb!
Here’s one for fans of 70s glam rock – Bowie, T. Rex – as expressed by acolytes in the 80s (The Cure), the 90s (Suede) and the 00s (Dandy Warhols). Lostdog in Loveland might be a bit under the radar but a tidy discovery for those in the know.
This is absolutely great news for fans of our self-styled Power Pop Rock N Roll as the Big Stir label launches its assault on mainstream pop sensibilities with new music from Spygenius!
A dynamic pop EP we missed first time out that caught our attention recently, Purkinje’s Voyager deserves the spotlight.
EPICYCLE Jingo Jangle (Cirkle)
Sad to say but I believe that the powerpop genre has been going through a slump for some time now. With the odd notable exceptions, there has not been a genuine powerpop masterpiece this side of the millennium and even since perhaps Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk.
New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!
So what in the world is prog pop, you might ask?
Since ‘indie pop’ does not quite have the same meaning as it’s original meaning – y’know C86, guitar pop music on independent labels etc – we will call the music played by folks like The Foxfires, “The New Rock N Roll”.
Perfect indie pop? “Afterglow” from Nashville trio The Lonely Biscuits comes pretty damn close.
25th February would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. Thus it seems appropriate to repost a review of his final album from 15 years ago.
Genesis fans rejoice! But more than that, fans of Tony Banks’ songwriting will more than appreciate Five, the band’s keyboards player’s new orchestral album, which will also appeal to classical music and film score enthusiasts.