James is back with a new anthem in the vein of their massive hit, “Sit Down”.
The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011.
The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.
Here’s another blast from the past for this throwback Thursday – a 2003 review of one of my favourite artists!
90s Britrockers Ash return to Singapore to promote their latest release, Islands.
Intimate music shows with rising bands is something to seek out and experience. LAMC Productions certainly delivered with up and comers PVRIS performing an hour’s set to a rabid audience at the Hard Rock Cafe.
It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters.
All that matters is a love and passion for rock ‘n’ roll! And in that respect, the recent Mannequins Four EP Launch had that in spades – many not in quantity but definitely demonstrated with intensity!
Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP – Water Into Gold – Eric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.
In many ways, the upcoming Mannequins EP launch show is a throwback to the recent past, a relic from a different age.
Guitarist Andy Gill might be the only original member of Gang of Four remaining but that does not take away from the vitality or relevance of the band’s new music.
The Philly-based indie rock band Cold Fronts recently shared the music video for the title track off their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour which came out April 20 through Sire Records. The video was produced and directed by Peter English.
The last XTC album, reviewed in 2000. Written in a time when I would wax lyrical about my favourite music for hundreds of words. You have been warned!
Indie rock legend Johnny Marr returns with his third solo album Call the Comet.
Yes, digital disruption and the rise of hip-hop resulted in the decline and fall of Power Pop Rock N Roll. But it’s okay, cuz the wonderful internet has also allowed our favourite artists to continue to make and release new music viable. Like Roger Joseph Manning Jr, for example.
It bears remembering during these times when everybody is smugly dismissing rock ‘n’ roll as a vital musical force that there are bands who demonstrate that this point of view is simply bullshit. Case in point – Lead Pony.
New song “Baby” ups the ante with a sophisticated arrangement that belies its melodic simplicity. Running gamut from funk to alt-rock to soul-pop, “Baby” is a triumph of determined songwriting without sacrificing an iota of hooky satisfaction.
The trio will be releasing a collection of six songs on August 17th. Can hardly wait!
… still there’s more …
I’m often at a loss as to why people find my obsession with Power Pop Rock N Roll incomprehensible. All I’m looking for is music that is ‘real’ and resonates with my own unique tastes. Real music made by real people. Case in point – Trip Wire.
‘Popular’ music in Singapore currently falls neatly into two categories. One, smooth urban electro-soul that reflects the entitled materialistic extravagance of the nation’s youth and two, atmospheric dreamy indie pop that is a contradiction of faux-art pretensions and grassroots endeavour. FERS is firmly in the latter camp.
Living rock legend Bob Dylan brings his Never-Ending Tour to Singapore on 6th August at the Star Theatre.
Love bands who put the quirky and offbeat back into rock ‘n’ roll, like Glasgow’s Peter Cat!
This new EP from BMX Bandits is a classic pop extravaganza!
I mentioned new psych-rock outfit The Ego Ritual about a month ago over here. Continue reading “PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE EGO RITUAL – “CHAKRA MARACA””
You may laugh and scoff but I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll in whatever new forms it may take. So, here’s BATTS!
Since its formation in 2009, Iron Lamb has made it their quest to search for that original rock ‘n’ roll formula and avoid all the trends of late.
From The Byrds to Big Star to The Soft Boys to R.E.M. to Felt to Teenage Fanclub and beyond, jangle-pop has always held a special place for lovers of Power Pop Rock N Roll. Now, add The Love-Birds to the list.
Good news for S-ROCK fans as Mannequins finally launch their new EP – Four – on Saturday 23th June.