THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : STIIR – “FREE YOURSELF

Why describe yourself as “alternative pop” when it’s obvious that you are influenced by Orange Juice and Josef K – purveyors of classic ’80s indie pop?

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOTEL MIRA – “GINGER ALE”

Vancouver-based trio Hotel Mira (fka JPNSGRLS) is building up nicely to the new EP with its latest single, “Ginger Ale”.

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LIVE IN SINGAPORE : PVRIS @ THE HARD ROCK CAFE

Intimate music shows with rising bands is something to seek out and experience. LAMC Productions certainly delivered with up and comers PVRIS performing an hour’s set to a rabid audience at the Hard Rock Cafe.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : FERS – “NEVERLAND”

‘Popular’ music in Singapore currently falls neatly into two categories. One, smooth urban electro-soul that reflects the entitled materialistic extravagance of the nation’s youth and two, atmospheric dreamy indie pop that is a contradiction of faux-art pretensions and grassroots endeavour. FERS is firmly in the latter camp.

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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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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SPOOK SCHOOL – STILL ALIVE

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Anyone with a smidgeon of the rock ‘n’ roll spirit in their hearts will celebrate a chorus that goes – “Fuck you, I’m still alive!”

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : JENNIE VEE – SUFFER

It’s not too difficult to place Jennie Vee’s influences. The atmospheric, banks of guitar style on new EP Suffer are highly reminiscent of 80s/90s dream pop / shoegaze.

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LIVE NEWS: SONGS FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER SOUNDS PRESENT FAZERDAZE LIVE IN SINGAPORE!

Indie pop songstress Fazerdaze (a.k.a. Amelia Murray) and band brings her dream pop agenda to Singapore on Friday, October 20th.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : TALL FRIEND – SAFELY NOBODY’S

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Lofi minimalist indie pop is the name of the game for Tall Friend.

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ROCK HISTORY – THE KEY GENRES THAT MAKE UP POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! PART II

Last time out, we took a closer look at POWER POP in our analysis of the key genres that make up our preferred musical styles. Next, we look at POP.

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POWER OF POP INTERVIEW : M1LDL1FE

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M1LDL1FE are definitely here to stay! Based on the raucous EP launch last Saturday where a crowd of millennials packed into a room at an industrial park along Henderson Road, it appears that life is going to be wild rather than mild for this very popular indie pop quartet.

What’s the story behind that band name?

It was a combination of a few things, some of which were practical (Take Two is a name for so many things other than bands) but also, in our individual personal lives as well as within the band, we had experienced quite a few changes. Some of us got married and bought houses, John decided not to carry on with the band, some of us came out of long-term relationships and we have grown up in different ways. So naturally the music changed as well, the sounds in our heads and the things we wanted to say had changed. We had changed but at the same time felt more comfortable in our own skin than ever before, so we needed a name that reflected that.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB – CINEMATICA

Here we go! A new EP from Obedient Wives Club finally!!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB – BABY BYE BYE

Gorgeous retro-pop has been Obedient Wives Club’s modus operandi since they first appeared with their debut EP five years ago and they are back with a new single!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER !!! : CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – EACH TIME YOU FALL IN LOVE

Buzz-worthy indie pop phenom Cigarettes After Sex share a new song off highly anticipated eponymous debut – dropping June 9th.

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PoPTV | POP POWER !!! : JAPANESE BREAKFAST – MACHINIST

Japanese Breakfast (a.k.a. Michelle Zauner) has shared a music video for “Machinist,” the lead single from her new album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, available for pre-order now and due out July 14th on Dead Oceans. 

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – FOXHOLE

Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).

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PoP ROCKS! AN INTRODUCTION

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Once upon a time, pop and rock came together and made a baby, and its name was Pop-Rock. Very strictly speaking, Pop-Rock is a fusion genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs. Other genres that bear similar traits would be Powerpop, Melodic Rock, Soft Rock, Jangle Pop, Glam Rock, New Wave, Indie Pop and of course, Rock ’n’ Roll.

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ALBUM REVIEW: WE ARE SCIENTISTS – HELTER SELTZER

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Background
We Are Scientists is a New York City-based indie rock band that formed in Berkeley, California, in 2000. It consists of guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray and bass guitarist Chris Cain. Helter Seltzer is the band’s 5th album.

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL

The New Rock N Roll

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

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