THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : MICHELLE MANDICO – “PTARMIGAN”

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Michelle Mandico has released “Ptarmigan”, her first single ahead of a new album, due in Spring 2018.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER !!! : THE RADIO SET – GOTTA CRUSH ON YOU (PETER HOOK EXTENDED 12 INCH BIG LOVE MIX)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the new single from The Radio Set, produced by Peter Hook, no less!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER !!! : TIM HALPERIN – WEIGHTLESS

We are certainly not fans of typical modern pop but we give credit where it’s due. So … we must confess that Tim Halperin’s new single “Weightless” is catchy as fuck and scores very low on the cringe factor. WIN!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SLOAN – “THE DAY WILL BE MINE”

Sloan! Nuff said!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : STAY INSIDE – “FEVER AND JEALOUSY”

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!

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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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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : TRIPTIDES – “ALL MY LIFE”

Photo Credit : Gabriel Fernandez

Serious throwback vibes from psychedelic rock revivalists Triptides.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER !!! : FIONA GREY – “DIRTY DREAM”

Dirty pop? Might be a bit of a misnomer when you listen to Fiona Grey‘s new single, “Dirty Dream”.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – “MAINLAND”

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Melbourne-based Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever make their bow on our shores tomorrow at the Laneway Festival. Which makes sense that the band has premiered a new single “Mainland”.

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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 : PHILLIP PHILLIPS – “INTO THE WILD”

More pop than rock perhaps, Phillip Phillips’ new song has a strong early Coldplay vibe that is somewhat irresistible to listen to.

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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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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : TENDERFOOT – “SEMIPRECIOUS LIFE”

Dreamy folk-rock with a country tinge is Tenderfoot‘s modus operandi.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : TONY BANKS – “PRELUDE TO A MILLION YEARS”

Here at Power of Pop, we are huge fans of Tony Banks, the keyboardist/songwriter from legendary progressive pop-rock outfit Genesis.

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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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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : ETC. – “STUPID SUPERMARKET”

Listening is believing. “Stupid Supermarket” by Etc. might very well be the perfect way to end 2017.

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PoP LEGENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : GUIDED BY VOICES – SPACE GUN

“Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes…”
A new album by Guided By Voices, yet again!

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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 : WILDERMAN – “ETERNAL LOVE”

We are constantly looking out for new music that goes beyond the strict confines of modern pop formula. So very glad to come across Wilderman and the new single, “Eternal Love”.

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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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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LIZA COLBY SOUND – “WHITE LIGHT”

Great new track from The Liza Colby Sound that channels perfectly the late 60s psychedelic rock approach with a soulful kick.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : NATIVE SUN – “I DON’T MIND”

Brooklyn’s Native Sun will release its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, on November 17th via PaperCup Music & Buen Dia Records.

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