PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SHELL OF A SHELL – ALREADY THERE [REVIEW]

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.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | BANDCAMP DISCOVERY FT. SWARM, CURLY TURBAN, BAD SATELLITES & HAUSTE

New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WATTS – ALL DONE WITH ROCK N ROLL (EP)

The world is as we make it. So what if the modern pop industry ignores rock ‘n’ roll in favour of hip hop? Well, we don’t give a fuck as long as bands like Watts keeps the spirit alive!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : VACATIONS – “STEADY”

The jangly sound of modern indie pop drives the new single from Aussie band Vacations.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : KOJI – “GREEN”

A nice little pop-rock ditty from Koji deserves some attention from rock music fans looking for some genuine melodic intent.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE HIGH DIVERS – FALL IN LOVE SO FAST

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!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : DRYSPELL – “YOU WITHOUT ME”

Dryspell’s “You Without Me” is a pulsating, driving melodic rock track that demands your attention!

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KAI DANZBERG – “WELCOME TO THE SHOW” [MUSIC VIDEO]

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!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE STANLEYS – “AMY” / THE DAHLMANNS – “CONNIE CONVERSE” [REVIEW]

The Stanleys
The Dahlmanns

Released in late 2017, this split 7″ is a brilliant reminder that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : DATEMONTHYEAR – MARCH

Laid back chilled-out rock ‘n’ roll with a melodic edge is what N.Z. band DateMonthYear delivers with new single “March”.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | S-ROCK : BANDCAMP DISCOVERIES FOR DECEMBER 2017

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?

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : JON LINDSAY – “ZEBULON”

Singer-songwriter Jon Lindsay’s new single “Zebulon” is quite a fresh take on power pop, jazz-soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : P76 – “POSTCARD FROM BONDI”

Aussie 90s pop underground outfit P76 return after a long hiatus with “Postcard from Bondi” and it’s a cracker!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : DAVE KERZNER – “CHAIN REACTION” SINGLE

Dave Kerzner hits the sweet spot between progressive and pop rock in his music making.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE PINHOLES – D’ANTARA KITA

Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WATTS – “ALL DONE WITH ROCK N ROLL”

“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SPIRIT AWARD – NEVERENDING

We loved “Fields”, the first song we heard from this new album from Spirit Award and we are glad to report that Neverending fulfils its promise.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE DECREES – SONS OF RAGE/WEST SIERRA

Where’s the music underground? It’s called The New Rock N Roll! Case in point : Scottish band The Decrees who’s intense rock style echoes the 80s legends Big Country!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : TOUGH AGE – PIQUANT FRIEZE

For their upcoming album, Shame, Toronto-based Tough Age – now a trio – present tightly constructed punk-infused guitar rock that is perfectly demonstrated on single “Piquant Frieze”.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SHE’S – HEARTACHE

San Francisco’s The She’s return with all female rock and roll quartet, their sophomore album.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : FAITH HEALER – TRY ;-)

Faith Healer is yet another present from the music gods themselves, to re-assure us that pop excellence is still with us in 2017.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : BITTERSWEET MACHINES – TALKING TO GHOSTS EP

The PoP faithful would be by now, familiar with our love and respect for one-man-band Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) and his ongoing obsession with channelling 80s post-punk into modern rock vignettes.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : CRISTINA VANE – SENDING ALL MY LOVE

Cristina Vane is a songstress and slide guitarist based in Los Angeles, who has just released a new EP, Troubled Sleep.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : CAUSEWAY YOUTH – YOU GOT ME

Photo credit : Basil Tan

Aspiring ambient indie pop duo Causeway Youth make their bow with debut single “You Got Me”.

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THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD : RONDO VITALE – SKYLOVE

Glad to announce that SkyLove, the new EP from RONDO VITALE can now be pre-ordered from Bandcamp.

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