Please explain something to us – why is it not okay to ditch a sports team when they’re losing but perfectly fine to abandon a band when their new music is less than perfect?
Released in August this year, this somewhat overlooked gem is one of the finest examples of why power pop rock ‘n’ roll we love so much here at PoP will always be relevant and vital as long as folks like Celsi, Bragg & Maitland continued to make marvellous music like this!
Another year, another Neil Young album.
Pugwash has gone from a quartet back to singer-songwriter Thomas Walsh with new album Silverlake.
Aussie 90s pop underground outfit P76 return after a long hiatus with “Postcard from Bondi” and it’s a cracker!
Starcrawler, one of our favourite new bands, is back with a new single and new album announcement!
Power pop legend Tommy Keene has passed away “unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” according to his official website.
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!
Post-punk revivalists Some Kind of Illness have returned with a new album – Awakening.
“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.
The best thing we can say about Breaking Muse, the new Mitch Friedman album, is that he really sounds like he’s having fun putting this together!
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
Check out the new music video of “Sorry” from The She’s.
Rock ‘n’ roll is not all about sex, drugs and partying but as an art form has allowed the fragile soul to express the deepest and darkest thoughts on existential angst. This is certainly true of singer-songwriter Julien Baker.
Los Angeles based Vista Kicks is Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Trevor Sutton, and Nolan LeVine.
The quartet, originally met on the kindergarten playground in their hometown and are thus more than bandmates. They are lifelong friends and creative brothers with a knack for writing infectious songs and throwing a great party.
Christopher Owens, who once fronted a band called Girls, has formed a new group called Curls!
Indie pop pioneer Morrissey returns with his 11th studio album, Low in High School, his first with BMG and out in mid-November.
Fans of Retro-pop are drooling over the new releases from the Gallagher brothers. We say fuck them and instead spend your time and money on brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly a.k.a. The Naturals!
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.
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!
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!”
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”.
What is impressive about Visions of a Life, the new album from Wolf Alice is its sheer eclecticism within the modern pop-rock spectrum.
Here’s another refreshing approximation of the progressive-art-pop-rock of the 80s from John Hickman. Highly reminiscent of Steven Wilson’s more high profile recent chart-topping work.
San Francisco’s The She’s return with all female rock and roll quartet, their sophomore album.