Broken record time – 2017 has been an astonishingly bountiful year for lovers of POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! Add another fine record to the burgeoning list – Fernando Perdomo’s instant classic, The Golden Hour.
One of the better pop releases we have listened to this year is the new album from Human Heat (a.k.a. Alex Schaaf) – All Is Too Much.
In the PoP scheme of things, country-folk-rock music is as much THE NEW ROCK N ROLL as alt-rock so we are happy to recommend Elijah Ocean and his eponymous new album.
90s alt-rock is on the agenda for Amy O with new LP, Elastic, out now!
Hand Sand Hands (a.k.a. Jonathan Miller) is the kind of artist we need more of. Personal self-expression that pays no attention to what’s hip or cool.
Matt Mocharnuk (a.k.a. Bittersweet Machines) is one of the finest purveyors of 80s-styled pop-rock out there in the modern rock wasteland.
New made in Singapore music releases!
Blues-rock still resonates, as Norway’s Captain Kill demonstrates on this visceral EP.
Canadian duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven have released their third full-length album, Images, and fans of 90s dreamy ambient pop music will find much to enjoy.
Now for something completely different! Here’s a combination of music and books that is fairly unique from Lusterlit.
How Power of Pop founder, singer-songwriter Kevin Mathews re-discovered the joy of making music for himself.
Singer-songwriter Fym Summer has released one of the best EPs of 2017 – the Luna EP. Read what Fym has to say about her journey so far…
One of the best Singapore pop releases this year comes from singer-songwriter Fym Summer.
Just got alerted to this single release from Bright Boy.
A melancholy number that will make your day. This is the new single – “Can’t Talk to Anyone” – from Huxley Rittman and the Rusty Hitmen!
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.
As faithful PoPsters will know, we have a rather fluid understanding of what POP music is here. Which thankfully extends to idiosyncratic outfits like Victoria’s Teenage Wedding.
Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).
Labels are deceiving. What the hell is “post-metal”? Does that describe NZ duo Into Orbit?
Hailing from Iceland, Lucy in Blue channels the 70s progressive rock vibe of Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator and Camel so effortlessly authentic that it’s almost hard to believe that this eponymous album was released last December!
Another new year, another new feature as we highlight new albums to discover on the wonderful Bandcamp platform. As always our focus will be on rock n roll, pop-rock and pop with power! This time out, The Four Chords!!
Anchorage, AK quintet The Modern Savage will release the Unwilling Participants LP, produced, recorded, and mixed by Brooklyn’s James Frazee (Beck, Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten, Esperanza Spalding), on January 27.
Sunday Morning is a musical project consisting of Bruce Wilson (Vocals) and Stephen Hamm (Keyboards), with a little help from their friends.
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight.
Here are streams of new music that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!