PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : JUNKY LOVE – “LOVE & LUST”

Singer-songwriter Axel Loughrey – previously a solo artist on All Sorted!?! Records – is now part of Junky Love (with Deniz Erdal), a new three piece rock n roll band based in London.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! MAMAS GUN – “ON THE WIRE”

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London-based soul quintet, Mamas Gun are sharing their new single “On The Wire” – the latest to be taken from their Golden Days album, due out this Friday (May 18) via Candelion.

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MUSIC NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : YO LA TENGO RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM, THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON

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Indie stalwarts Yo La Tengo return with a new album due on March 16 (via longtime label, Matador Records) and yes, that is the same title as Sly and the Family Stone’s seminal 1971 album!

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MUSIC NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : NEW ALBUMS FROM EELS AND THE DECEMBERISTS

Good news for the PoP faithful as Eels and The Decemberists announce new albums!

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MUSIC NEWS: SPOTIFY PREMIUM FOR STUDENTS LAUNCHED IN SINGAPORE

Today Spotify announced the launch of Spotify Premium for Students in Singapore. Spotify Premium for Students allows all registered students to enjoy Spotify Premium – and all of the many benefits that come with being a Premium subscriber – for half the usual price.

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MUSIC NEWS: NEW ALBUM FROM PROG LEGEND STEVE HACKETT, THE NIGHT SIREN

Legendary ex-Genesis prog guitarist, Steve Hackett has just released his new album, The Night Siren, through Inside Out (Sony).

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MUSIC NEWS : CHUCK BERRY’S NEW ALBUM CHUCK OUT 16th JUNE – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘BIG BOYS’

The legend may be gone but his music lives on!

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PoP LEGENDS : ROBYN HITCHCOCK ANNOUNCES NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

PoP Legend Robyn Hitchcock is back with a new LP – out on April 21 on Yep Roc Records.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE MODERN SAVAGE – DEAD PRESIDENTS

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.

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MUSIC NEWS: ARE YOU READY FOR TOMGIRL?

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Photo Credit: YAK

Fronted by Cherie Ko and Ted Dore, TOMGIRL is a dark-noir rock duo based in Singapore/Melbourne. The band has been working on the album for the past one year and it’s finally done! The first single “Darker Now” was released July 1 together with a music video. And there’s more.

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MUSIC NEWS: EDDY FAULKNER’S NEW SINGLE ‘ALL FOR YOU’ IS OUT NOW!

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Here’s a fresh sound for your listening pleasure. Eddy got in touch with us to share his new single, “All For You”, and we are simply digging its simple, straight-forward infectiousness. Now, this is the kind of pop music that we can can thoroughly get into. Enjoy!

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MUSIC NEWS: PRE-ORDER THE QUARTERMASTERS’ DEBUT EP AT ITUNES NOW

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New band The Quartermasters has a deliberate air of mystery surrounding it – no photos and a cryptic descriptor like “indie supergroup” given on its official press. But listening to its debut single, “Catch On Fire” it’s clear that at least in this song, the music is unadulterated country music – nothing ‘indie’ about it!

But seriously folks, I don’t give a fuck about the labels – only the music and in that respect, it’s great to hear a Singapore band playing this kind of pop-rock music. Truth be told, I recognise a Charles J Tan song when I hear it – so mystery solved! Not that far removed from his solo work, which has a strong country-folk vibe running right through it.

Anyhoo! The debut EP can be pre-ordered from http://smarturl.it/qmpre now.

The EP will be officially launched on Saturday, 10th October 2015 at a ticketed show in Lepark, Chinatown. More details to follow.

Listen to the new single at Official website

MUSIC NEWS: BEATLES 1 TO BE RE-ISSUED WITH RESTORED VIDEOS

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It has been 45 years since The Beatles broke up but the Fab Four still set the standard for pop success – which explains its continued relevance and appeal in 2015.

1 was a compilation album, originally released on 13 November 2000. The album featured virtually every number-one single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970 by the Beatles. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band’s break-up, 1 was their first compilation available on one compact disc. 1 was a commercial success, and topped the charts worldwide. 1 has sold over 31 million copies.

This November, Apple Corps Ltd/UMG will re-issue 1 but this time, also with a comprehensive restoration of the promotional films and videos of The Beatles #1 songs after the band had stopped touring in 1966. Thus, the re-issue will come in CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats and will no doubt satisfy Beatles fans, old and new.

I have seen restored clips of “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” (see below) and they look crystal clear – almost as if seeing them for the very first time. It is good to know that The Beatles continue to be recognised for being ahead of their time and provide a benchmark for all pop artists to emulate.