As some of you might be aware, I have somewhat distanced myself from the Singapore music scene (such as it is) recently but felt the need to check out Another Indie Gig last night at LiveAMP.
Aussie indie pop starlet San Mei returns with a new EP, Heaven.
The Rachets (Ashbury Park, NJ) sound like a cross between The Clash, The ‘Mats and The Hold Steady. Which is fine with me!
I think I am almost giving up totally on reviews of new music altogether. After all, one can just simply listen to the music, what’s the point of detailed description of the music? Seriously!
A rare thing indeed to come across a pop song that addresses the social issues of Singapore but Shannon Luke has done exactly that with his latest single, “The Survey”.
The demise of our beloved Rock Music has been declared for many years now. But the fact of the matter that in the last few years, there has been a surfeit of dynamic hard rock music that has been made – more than enough to satisfy diehard fans worldwide.
Once upon a time, the visceral rock of the Velvets, Bowie & the Stooges was the definitive alternative pop and this is something Native Sun understands.
EC fans received a bit of a scare after the singer-songwriter cancelled a clutch of live dates due to ill health. But news of his recovery and the release of Look Now – one of Costello’s best albums of recent times – must have cheered diehard followers!
Our beloved rock music is much more than the number of Instagram likes or Youtube views or Spotify plays. It is all about heart and soul.
If you read my bio, you’d realise that I’ve done quite a few different things in my professional career. I’ve covered legal, human resources, quality management and teaching in the over thirty years since I graduated with a law degree.
There is a pleasing new wave of music artists taking the bold step of making ‘real’ music again. The old-fashioned way, so to speak. Like Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch.
Philly indie rockers Restorations return from a 4 year hiatus to deliver a powerful new album, LP5000.
In 2018, retro pop rock still has relevance though probably not for millennials and younger generations. But it matters not. I know that the PoP Faithful will enjoy these releases. Good enough!
Songwriting duo Scott McPherson and Jamie Grant present a debut album that lives up to its name.
Continuing our lookback at our publishing history with a decade-old review of Brass Bed!
BRASS BED Midnight Matinee (Self released)
I’m guessing that Brass Bed got their name from Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay but I could be wrong.
Mention Styx online and chances are you are going to be trolled. But for a time, the pop-rock quintet were one of the biggest bands on the planet.
When Trump became President, there was lots of talk about how resistance to his administration would inspire loads of protest music similar to the 80s with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Has not quite panned out that way, so thank goodness for Seattle’s The Refusers!
The moment one gets into Ken Sharp’s latest album, Beauty in the Backseat, one is transported back to the ’70s, where pop-rock was king of the airwaves.
Now this is more like it! A band that self-identifies as a punk band and none of that fuckin’ “pop-punk” bullshit!
Feel-good pop music is what Sure Sure is interested in. After all, the quartet has already amassed 14 million plays on Spotify, so…
White Denim are back with yet another collection of iconoclastic rock ‘n’ roll songs!
Music films are all the rage now, it seems – and I do not mean musicals!
Once again, Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) delivers another potent shot of melodic adrenaline infused with 80s pop-rock sensibilities of the highest order!