PoPTV | POP POWER!!! : KINGSWOOD – GOLDEN

Trust the Aussies to get as close as anyone out there to get POP right. Melbourne trio KINGSWOOD (Fergus Linacre, Alexander Laska & Justin Debrincat) source liberally the deep well of old school soul-R&B to deliver sumptuous retro-pop.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER : TEASHHUR – DREAMS

So much music, so little time – as we are wont to lament. Sometimes that means being a little late on music releases, even in your own backyard. Such is the case with Teashhur, an Australian singer-songwriter based in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | POP POWER : AMBERHILL – FOREST

Nothing against millennial urban electro-jazz-pop but sometimes all you really want is real music with real instruments that touch your heart and soul. For real.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER : THE TREEHOUSE CHILDREN – WOO

Aussie pop-rockers The Treehouse Children are readying a new EP – Please – for release on February 17th.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | POP POWER!!! : ASTRONAUTS – GET CLOSE

Singapore band Astronauts shares with many of their contemporary Singaporean musicians a love for urban millennial pop music.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | POP POWER!!! : ENEC.E – DRIFTWOOD

Years in the making, atmospheric dream pop band enec.e have made available its debut EP, Driftwood on Bandcamp and other digital platforms

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PoPTV | POP POWER!!! : JAMES PARRY – EVERY WEEKEND

Following the recent release of James Parry’s acclaimed album In The Lights, comes the new video for album track, “Every Weekend”.

Showcasing Parry’s laid back country-folk pop-rock style, the album finds the singer-songwriter effortlessly channeling the likes of Crowded House, The Shins and Paul Kelly in his pleasing songs.

The video follows a day in the life of a sleepy city, in keeping with the song’s feeling of walking through honey.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER!!! : MARICELLE – PURSUIT EP

Electro-soul-pop has been the popular ‘genre’ in recent times amongst indie-loving youth. Much of this approach is middling fare and somewhat generic but as with any other hip & cool ‘genre’ – the distinctive mark of an artist is the attention to melodic development.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : CESAR RUIZ – MR. WATSON/SOAP NO. 2

Here’s a release that slipped under at the extreme tail end of 2016 – 2 singles that demonstrate singer-songwriter Cesar Ruiz‘s commitment to retro-pop perfection.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!!: DOOMBIRD – PAST LIVES

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We have always maintained that inside electronica lies the potential for pop music that embraces dramatic and emotional power within the context of dance and infection. Here’s an album that provides strong evidence for that assertion.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH – POP POWER!!! FT. YOUCEFF KABAL, GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO, BUILDER OF HOUSE AND DEEP CUTS!!!

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Discovering new pop music with POWER – pop with heart & soul! Enjoy!!

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POP POWER!!! PUTTING THE POWER BACK INTO POP!

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When Power of Pop started in or about 1998, ostensibly it was meant to cover a genre of pop music known as ‘power pop’. Although the genre was actually defined as “a style of pop music characterised by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm” (exemplified by bands like The Raspberries, The Knack and Cheap Trick), Power of Pop expanded the definition to include concepts like an ability to convey spiritual and emotional meaning and a musical authority, which we would like to simplify as “music with heart and soul”.

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