A rare thing indeed to come across a pop song that addresses the social issues of Singapore but Shannon Luke has done exactly that with his latest single, “The Survey”.
EC fans received a bit of a scare after the singer-songwriter cancelled a clutch of live dates due to ill health. But news of his recovery and the release of Look Now – one of Costello’s best albums of recent times – must have cheered diehard followers!
Feel-good pop music is what Sure Sure is interested in. After all, the quartet has already amassed 14 million plays on Spotify, so…
Once again, Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) delivers another potent shot of melodic adrenaline infused with 80s pop-rock sensibilities of the highest order!
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?
I have been a fan of Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) ever since I reviewed his debut release, Solituda, in 2012. I believe I described the experience as an “eargasm!”
Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world. (Official bio)
Back in 2009, this is what I wrote about Paul Steel’s debut album, Moon Rock.
“Favouring dense instrumentation and arrangements, melodic hooks galore, whimsical moments and trainspotting references, Moon Rock is one of those albums that true pop enthusiasts will obsess over for weeks on repeat mode, headphones on, salivating over every nuance.”
James is back with a new anthem in the vein of their massive hit, “Sit Down”.
This new EP from BMX Bandits is a classic pop extravaganza!
Maggie Rogers releases her first new music of 2018 with “Fallingwater”.
Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world.
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.
Earlier this year, we brought to your kind attention, the wonders of Kai Danzberg and his album, Pop-Up Radio.
A dynamic pop EP we missed first time out that caught our attention recently, Purkinje’s Voyager deserves the spotlight.
EPICYCLE Jingo Jangle (Cirkle)
Sad to say but I believe that the powerpop genre has been going through a slump for some time now. With the odd notable exceptions, there has not been a genuine powerpop masterpiece this side of the millennium and even since perhaps Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk.
So what in the world is prog pop, you might ask?
New feature! A (hopefully) weekly Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the new single from The Radio Set, produced by Peter Hook, no less!
Brilliant and easy-going sophisti-pop is the order of the day for Popincourt.
Dirty pop? Might be a bit of a misnomer when you listen to Fiona Grey‘s new single, “Dirty Dream”.
80s music powerhouse Tears For Fears return with a greatest hits compilation which includes two new songs viz. the anthemic “I Love You But I’m Lost” and the balladic “Stay”.
There’s no way to write off modern pop music when artists like Rina Sawayama demonstrate that it is possible to imbue sophistication and verve into what many consider a pre-fabricated music format.
A casual observer of the local music scene would not find acoustic-based singer-songwriter Nicholas Chim’s adoption of electronic arrangements a surprise, as this has become rather trendy in 2017.