Check out the video for Guided By Voices’ new single “See My Field.” This track comes from the new album Space Gun, which will be released March 23rd on GBV, Inc.
ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3 Goodnight Oslo (Yep Roc)
It is my firm belief that by and large, solo singer-songwriters do their best work when backed by a semi-permanent band. Good examples include Bob Dylan (& The Band), Neil Young (& Crazy Horse), Bruce Springsteen (& the E Street Band) and Elvis Costello (& the Attractions).
Indie stalwarts Yo La Tengo return with a new album due on March 16 (via longtime label, Matador Records) and yes, that is the same title as Sly and the Family Stone’s seminal 1971 album!
High on the agenda of Charleston quartet The High Divers is a soulful brand of rock ‘n’ roll that will get the listener moving for sure!
Singer-songwriter Fym Summer has been invited to SXSW 2018!
By now, you should be aware that we think that this young L.A. band is the face of the New Rock N Roll at the moment.
Over halfway through the first month of 2018 and already we have managed to place 14 cracking new songs on our new yearly playlist!
This is probably one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever written. Ever since I first listened to this debut full-length from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, I’ve been wondering how in the world I would be able to string together a couple (or more) sentences that would do justice to this masterpiece! For a band to be able to meld the rustic melodic beauty of Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks’ Smile and the heartfelt echoes of 70s singer-songwriter movement, is almost unbelievable.
More pop than rock perhaps, Phillip Phillips’ new song has a strong early Coldplay vibe that is somewhat irresistible to listen to.
Another legend returns to bless us with a new album. This time it’s David Byrne!
Dryspell’s “You Without Me” is a pulsating, driving melodic rock track that demands your attention!
Dreamy folk-rock with a country tinge is Tenderfoot‘s modus operandi.
Here at Power of Pop, we are huge fans of Tony Banks, the keyboardist/songwriter from legendary progressive pop-rock outfit Genesis.
New music for your consideration from two singer-songwriters who do not quite fit the profile of the typical Singapore musician.
Esplanade’s “All Things New” is a typically turn of the year event that “celebrate(s) new music and welcome(s) fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys”.
Musicians are first and foremost fans. Or they should be. So it’s heart-warming to come across Kai Danzberg who is very definitely one of the PoP faithful!
Released in late 2017, this split 7″ is a brilliant reminder that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking!
Simple Minds have announced a new album – Walk Between Worlds – to be released on 2nd February, with the new single, “Magic”.
Laid back chilled-out rock ‘n’ roll with a melodic edge is what N.Z. band DateMonthYear delivers with new single “March”.
The first weekend of 2018 sees an instrumental rock double-header at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. After Friday’s show with pg.lost and In Each Hand a Cutlass, it will be the turn of Amateur Takes Control to blow us away as they launch the dynamic new ATCEP2 on Saturday, January 6th!
If like us you need to have loud rock music blasting right in your face to celebrate the first week of the new year, then we highly recommend getting down to the Esplanade Annexe Studio this Friday, January 5th at 7pm.
Melodic rock. Edgy tunes. Fuck care attitude.
Made in Singapore. Basically, SINGAPORE ROCK or S-ROCK? Does this fantastical beast still exist on our shores or is the Singapore Music scene all about smooth jazz-soul-pop vibes?
For all budding songwriters out there, don’t miss the CLAPPS music conference 2018 organised by the Musicians Guild, where you can get your song submissions analysed by Tat Tong or Charlie Lim!
… still there’s more …
PLASTICSOUL Peacock Swagger (Self-released)
A little bit of pop trivia before we begin. “Plastic Soul” is of course, a term originally coined by an unknown black musician to describe Mick Jagger. Paul McCartney cited it as an influence on the album title of Rubber Soul. Whilst David Bowie described his excursions in soul and funk with the Young Americans album also as “plastic soul”.