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!
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.
New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!
We don’t give much credence to sub-genre classifications cuz they are severely limiting. Stay Inside are associated with “emo”, “post-hardcore” and “post-punk” and one might even mention “prog-pop” or “math-rock” but for us, we will stick to The New Rock N Roll!
Regular visitors will know that we hold Bittersweet Machines (aka Matt Mocharnuk) in the highest esteem.
A nice little pop-rock ditty from Koji deserves some attention from rock music fans looking for some genuine melodic intent.
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.
Dryspell’s “You Without Me” is a pulsating, driving melodic rock track that demands your attention!
Bailing out Betsy are a 5 piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by the music powerhouses of the 1990s – from Stone Roses to Radiohead, Kula Shakers to Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Pepper to Black Crowes.
Rock ‘n’ roll is not all about sex, drugs and partying but as an art form has allowed the fragile soul to express the deepest and darkest thoughts on existential angst. This is certainly true of singer-songwriter Julien Baker.
Broken record time – those of us who are rock ‘n’ roll observers have been talking up a 90s rock revival for some time now. So add Nashville’s Bully to the list of hopefuls…
Indie pop pioneer Morrissey returns with his 11th studio album, Low in High School, his first with BMG and out in mid-November.
Not the “Kurt and Courtney” of the 90s but certainly this collaborative album between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is highly evocative of that decade’s alt-rock highs.
The 90s rock revival is long overdue but there have always been sporadic hints if one knew where to look. Here’s a strong one for ya – Bully.
Definitely, one of the highlights of the recently concluded Music Matters Live 2017 was catching Perth quartet Childsaint performing at the Timbre Substation.
Once upon a time, popular music trends would be cyclical but it has been a long while since rock ‘n’ roll was considered trendy. Will Starcrawler be the young rock band that makes the difference?
Indian rock band Yesterdrive cite the influences of The Cure, The Ramones and The Band of Horses as being critical to their music, which is right up our alley.
We are writing about Izzy Rocks not because his new album – Metamorphosis – is slickly produced, perfectly played or market researched to an inch of its life.
Alt-rockers Dead Stars have a new albumout! The PoP faithful will be aware of our affection for this Brooklyn outfit. Will new album Perfect Patterns still hit all the right spots?
Seems trite to keep foisting the ‘punk’ label on any music that is gritty and melodic at the same time. Power Pop Rock N Roll is how we prefer to describe the wondrous edgy music of A Giant Dog!
Alt-rock supergroup seems a fair description of Filthy Friends when its roster includes the likes of Peter Buck (REM), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) and Bill Rieflin (Ministry)!
Singapore pop-rock band TypeWriter returns in a big way with a new single, new music video and new EP.
Popular British 90s band Mansun were best known for their eclectic art-rock style that brought them critical acclaim and commercial success. Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, Mansun released four albums and split in 2003.