We have always had a love-hate relationship with the X-Men movie universe.
We were fortunate to catch Perth rock quartet Rag N’ Bone at last year’s Music Matters Festival and here they are with their highly essential debut album, A Handful of Ash.
We will be continuing to add to this playlist throughout 2017 with music videos that represent #THENEWROCKNROLL and #POPPOWER!!!
Thus far, we have Hunck, Middle Kids, Julie’s Haircut, Findlay, Chicano Batman, Lakeshore, FKJ, Ninjaspy, Fawns of Love, Secret Space and Fear Control.
So FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW!!!
… still there’s more …
After the ‘debacle’ of the recent Guns ‘N’ Roses concert, we believe that it’s time that rock ‘n’ roll return to its roots or at least to a time when it was vital and dangerous. “Back to the Bars” as Todd Rundgren’s 1978 live album was titled.
Music festivals have become commonplace in Singapore in the last couple of years. Millennials typically support music festivals because it is an excellent opportunity to meet up with friends with good music as a backdrop. The experience is the key takeaway for most festival goers in Singapore.
Last time we reviewed a Grandaddy album – Just Like the Fambly Cat – it was 2006 and CDs stores were still a thing. In the intervening 11 years, much has changed in the rock landscape (well, rock is dead, they say) but at least Grandaddy is back to remind us that as far as primo pop-rock music is concerned, nothing has to change!
We featured rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Anna Rose five years ago in a PoPTV feature and here she is again with a feisty new single and music video.
A new feature where we spotlight our favourite ten songs from certain legendary artists. We thought it appropriate to begin with one of the top songwriters of his generation, Elvis Costello. Bearing in mind that we are of the view that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad’ Costello song, we selected these songs on the following bases.
When did alt-folk-rock singer-songwriter David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion fame) start writing synth-pop songs?
Vancouver’s Gnash Rambler is a godsend to pop lovers hankering for some old school punk rock!
The Probes, who are all still teenagers, have already toured with the legendary Echo and The Bunnymen and look set to be one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Liverpool’s vibrant music scene.
Within the first couple of bars of its new single – “Hearts on Fire”, Chicago-based Molehill convinced us that they are worthy of a feature.
The hype screams out “The Future of French Rock” and describes La Femme as possessing such edgy music influences as Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. But what about the music itself?
Things appear to be on the up for Texas hard rockers Blacktop Mojo.
Yet another Aussie band with a firm grip of what pop-rock music is all about, Sydney’s Middle Kids hit all the right notes on its eponymous debut EP.
Long live the underground as German death metal band Defeated Sanity will perform in Singapore on 15th March 2017 for the first time ever.
Adrian Jones (Basement in My Loft) is back with Cardiff trio Excellent Skeleton and a new eponymous EP featuring re-workings of previously released Basement songs.
Pure retro pop power is what Croydon singer-songwriter Nick Frater is about.
First off, we are not really fans of musical theatre – we could not even get past the first scene of the much vaunted La La Land. But we know entertainment when we see it and if nothing else, Dream Academy’s Detention Katong is definitely good fun.
We have admired singer-songwriter Jean Tan for sometime now. Mainly for her confident yet sincere approach to jazz-folk pop.
Singer-songwriter James Patrick Morgan appears to have a strong understanding of what gives pop music its power.
Any initiative to push the Singapore music scene forward is always welcomed. So we are thrilled to discover that Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore (MJCS) has taken on board this programme to benefit Singaporean musicians – a non profit project to discover representatives to be sent to the semi-finals of the Montreux Jazz competitions in Montreux 2017.
Now and then a cover version will turn our head and warrant attention for its distinctiveness. Such is the case with Tara Jane O’Neil‘s rendition of Big Star’s classic “Ballad of El Goodo”.
Trust the Aussies to get as close as anyone out there to get POP right. Melbourne trio KINGSWOOD (Fergus Linacre, Alexander Laska & Justin Debrincat) source liberally the deep well of old school soul-R&B to deliver sumptuous retro-pop.