THE LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL (BANDCAMP EDITION) FT. DAVID BAZAN, YOUNG MAMMALS, JOUSKA & THE VELDT!!!

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!

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LISTENING BOOTH: THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. DOG, PAPER, SUBMARINE, LIGHT FANTASTIC, THE AMATORY MURDER, WILD PINK & MANNEQUIN PUSSY (THE BANDCAMP EDITION)

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As regular visitors would be aware, there is so much good NEW music out there that we want you to discover but there’s only so much time for us to make you cognisant of what we call THE NEW ROCK N ROLL.

In addition, we wanted to provide a showcase where our readers could support bands/artists selling their music at Bandcamp. Thus, here’s the Bandcamp edition of The Listening Booth, which we hope will be a regular PoP feature as well. Do let us know what you think over at https://www.facebook.com/powerofpop/. Enjoy!!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. MOLLY BURCH, EMILY JANE WHITE, HEIDI MAREE, NESSI GOMES & LOLA SPARKS!!! 

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SWEET CRUDE, VOMITFACE, PFARMERS, BLESST CHEST & WARHAUS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading “LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. SWEET CRUDE, VOMITFACE, PFARMERS, BLESST CHEST & WARHAUS!!!”

EP REVIEW: ANISE – INWARD

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It’s amazing to consider that a mere decade ago, bands dominated the local indie music landscape. Now, singer-songwriters release music with a frequency that suggests some kind of epoch is upon us. This is a natural development of a maturing music scene. After all, singer-songwriters can express themselves to an audience without a band and thus, in practical terms it’s easier for singer-songwriters to find performance opportunities.

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EP REVIEW: THE QUARTERMASTERS FIND THE SWEET SPOT BETWEEN FOLK AND SOUL & PRODUCES A DEBUT EP FOR MUSIC FANS TO SAVOUR

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The Quartermasters want the music to speak for itself – no hype, no labels, just the music. On that count, this debut EP should be enjoyed on its own merits. By and large, it will be.

From a reviewer’s perspective, stripped of the need to pigeonhole this music, it is obvious that the Quartermasters’ goal was to make emotionally resonant music and again, on that count, they have succeeded.

For the bulk of the EP (viz. “The Harlot Train”, “Catch on Fire” and “Invincible”) reflects the influence of country-folk music that runs across the past five decades. Whether or not this music has been somehow appropriated by modern indie-pop fans (due to the popularity of Noah & the Whale, Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Son), there’s little doubt that the ‘age’ of the reference points have not impacted on opinions of millennials who have adopted this kind of music as somehow relevant and suitable modern pop.

Which goes to prove that folks still judge a book by its cover. Form over substance.

But these extraneous concerns are moot when one comes to the gorgeously soulful “Worry”, which manages to insert jazz-inflected harmonic progressions within its generic country-folk construct. No mean feat and at over six minutes there’s a whole lotta country-soul to enjoy!