Broken record time – 2017 has been an astonishingly bountiful year for lovers of POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! Add another fine record to the burgeoning list – Fernando Perdomo’s instant classic, The Golden Hour.
One of the better pop releases we have listened to this year is the new album from Human Heat (a.k.a. Alex Schaaf) – All Is Too Much.
Popular British 90s band Mansun were best known for their eclectic art-rock style that brought them critical acclaim and commercial success. Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, Mansun released four albums and split in 2003.
Lofi minimalist indie pop is the name of the game for Tall Friend.
Nick Heyward – best known as the cherubic frontman of 80s pop band Haircut 100 is back with another excellent retro-pop album – Woodland Echoes.
Dark Matter is Randy Newman’s first album of new songs in nine years and it is as smart, cynical and yet sentimental as one might expect.
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.
Check out the impressive music video of a studio rendition (at Berklee College of Music, no less) of Emma Charleston’s “Don’t Wait Up”.
Wow. Talk about a blast from the past! Today, Canada’s Label Obscura has reissued one of the best independent pop albums of the early 2000s – The Night And I Are Still So Young by The Heavy Blinkers. This is the first time this classic album will be released on vinyl.
Self-styled indie folk-pop trio Moonrise Nation released their debut album, Glamour Child, yesterday on Zinc Records, a label formed by Bobby Z of Prince’s band, The Revolution.
“I think we took longer than expected to get used to John not being around, and playing music without his ‘voice’ being a part of it. We had to turn inward and do a little searching for a sound within ourselves.”
Synth-pop pioneer and legend returns with a new song and music video.
Akron, Ohio indie rock trio Ledges will release their debut album Homecoming on September 1st, but their soaring, anthemic new single “Nothing To Say” is now available to listen to.
Synthpop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark share the title track of their new album, Punishment of Luxury.
Fly I Will Because I Can is the third album from My Favourite Things, founded in Brooklyn by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross).
We have been featuring Gold Coast singer-songwriter San Mei quite a bit in recent weeks and finally her Necessary EP is out!
Matt Mocharnuk (a.k.a. Bittersweet Machines) is one of the finest purveyors of 80s-styled pop-rock out there in the modern rock wasteland.
Here we go! A new EP from Obedient Wives Club finally!!
80s throwback is the name of the game for retro pop-rocker Lily McQueen.
Weird indie? Bizarro Americana? Who the hell knows! All we know is that Post Moves
play a strange game of musical chairs but we’re not going anywhere!
This is the quirky new single from Crumb.
Mansun’s Paul Draper is putting out his debut solo album, Spooky Action, in August.
San Mei teases more alternative pop-rock goodness with the title track off her upcoming EP, Necessary.
Now this is what we call futurist pop-rock!
Gold Coast pop-rock songstress San Mei adds a music video to her pleasing single “Until You Feel Good” and has just announced her debut EP, Necessary out Friday July 14.